PRONUNCIATION: (AM-uh-zon, -zuhn)

MEANING: noun: A tall, strong, powerful woman.

ETYMOLOGY: In Greek mythology, Amazons were a race of women warriors in Scythia (in modern Russia). One of the labors of Hercules was to obtain the magical girdle from the Amazon queen Hippolyta. Earliest documented use: 1398.

AMAZONE - physicians' territory

AMPAZON - a truly expert electricienne

AMOZON - what makes that clean fresh smell after an early-morning lightning storm