When one refers to "The Amazon," the may be to the river or to the rainforest that surrounds it.
The Amazon River begins in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic. Some think that when more accurate measurements are available, the Amazon will prove to be longer than the Nile and thus the longest river in the world.
Most people associate the Amazon River with Brazil.
There are twenty species of piranhas living in the Amazon River.
Next, I wound up in Brazil, where I read about Bahia tobacco, the abundance of coffee, the one and a half million inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco and Sao Paulo and, last but not least, the Amazon River.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
The captain of the distressed vessel, at last heeding the injunction, cast down his bucket, and it came up full of fresh sparkling water from the mouth of the Amazon River.
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
Old Hegbert, he’d stop dead in his tracks and his ears would perk up-I swear to God, they actually moved-and he’d turn this bright shade of red, like he’d just drunk gasoline, and the big green veins in his neck would start sticking out all over, like those maps of the Amazon River that you see in National Geographic.
Nicholas Sparks -- A Walk to Remember
The captain of the distressed vessel, at last heading the injunction, cast down his bucket, and it came up full of fresh, sparkling water from the mouth of the Amazon River.
Booker T. Washington -- Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
But on April 11 it rose suddenly, and the shore reappeared at the mouth of the Amazon River, a huge estuary whose outflow is so considerable, it desalts the sea over an area of several leagues.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
We had drinks on the verandah after dinner, and Commerce told long stories of spearfishing in the Virgin Islands and fishing for piranha on the Amazon River.