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 (pə-ro͞os′, po͞o-)
A river of east-central Peru and western Brazil flowing about 3,380 km (2,100 mi) generally northeast to the Amazon River.


(Spanish puˈrus ; Portuguese puˈruʃ)
(Placename) a river in NW central South America, rising in SE Peru and flowing northeast to the Amazon. Length: about 3200 km (2000 miles)


(Sp. puˈrus; Port. pʊˈrus)

a river in NW central South America, flowing NE from E Peru through W Brazil to the Amazon. 2000 mi. (3200 km) long.
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Noun1.Purus - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter