Definition of Purus river

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purus River

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
Putinism

Literary usage of Purus river

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1883)
"He believed that vast region was at one time a lake, bounded on the north-west by a range of hills which separated the Amaru-mayu from the purus river, ..."

2. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1919)
"After considering the different plans for ascending the purus river, Mr. Sterling decided to rely on the unscheduled but rather frequent river steamers for ..."

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)
"... now extinct or represented only by the Pamary or Pau- mary, but formerly living along the purus river (qv) in western Brazil. They were naked savages, ..."

4. Report by United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geographic Board (1916)
"Purslane; Run, branch of Potomac Biver, Allegany County, Md. (Not Pusley.) Purus; River. South America, tributary to the Amazon. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1904)
"... now extinct or represented only by the Pamary or Pau- mary, but formerly living along the purus river (qv) in western Brazil. They were naked savages, ..."

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