Definition of Purus

1. Noun. A Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River.

Exact synonyms: Purus River
Group relationships: Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic Of Brazil
Generic synonyms: River



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purus

Puritanism
Puritans
Purity of Virgins
Purkinje
Purkinje's system
Purkinje's tissue
Purkinje-cell
Purkinje cell
Purkinje cells
Purkinje fiber
Purkinje network
Purkinjean
Purple
Purple Heart
Purple Hearts
Purus
Purus River
Purvey
Pusan
Pusey
Puseyism
Puseyite
Puseyites
Pushan
Pushkin
Pushto
Pushtu
Pushtun
Puter
Putin

Literary usage of Purus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"A vacuum extraction system delivered contaminated air to the purus unit at air flows of up to 500 cubic feet per minute (cfm). Initial concentrations of TCE ..."

2. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"1000 45000 75000 650 1700 120000 178000 930 900 275000 385000 480 850 47000 54000 320 The Jurua, purus, and Madeira Beyond the Javary, already referred to ..."

3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"purus, poo-roos', a South American river, an affluent of the Amazon, rising in the east of Peru traversing the northwest corner of Bolivia, entering Brazil, ..."

4. The Great Mountains and Forests of South America by Paul Fountain (1902)
"CHAPTER II THE RIVER purus AFTER much consideration I determined to make an attempt to ascend the river purus, one of the largest and least known of the ..."

5. The Great Mountains and Forests of South America by Paul Fountain (1902)
"CHAPTER II THE RIVER purus AFTER much consideration I determined to make an attempt to ascend the river purus, one of the largest and least known of the ..."

6. The Great Mountains and Forests of South America by Paul Fountain (1904)
"CHAPTER II THE RIVER purus AFTER much consideration I determined to make an attempt to ascend the river purus, one of the largest and least known of the ..."

7. Travels in South America: From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean by Paul Marcoy (1875)
"It is between these two rivers, the Brazilians say, that the cachoeiras or rapids of the purus commence, extending in succession over a stretch of fifteen ..."

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