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Maracaibo

[mar-uh-kahy-boh; Spanish mah-rah-kahy-vaw] /ˌmær əˈkaɪ boʊ; Spanish ˌmɑ rɑˈkaɪ vɔ/
noun
1.
a seaport in NW Venezuela.
3.
Lake, a lake in NW Venezuela, an extension of the Gulf of Maracaibo: the largest lake in South America. 6300 sq. mi. (16,320 sq. km).
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  • Maracaibo and Gibraltar next fell into the clutches of the pirate.

  • Coffee is also carried to Maracaibo by small sailing vessels.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • For his medium grade he blends Santos and Maracaibo, half-and-half.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • They then rummaged Maracaibo for brimstone, pitch, and tar, with which to make their fireship.

    On the Spanish Main John Masefield
  • After that they returned to Maracaibo again, where they demanded a ransom of thirty thousand pieces of eight for the city.

  • The best Maracaibo is regarded as choice coffee, but its flavor is not liked by all coffee-drinkers.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • The lagoon of Maracaibo is becoming the centre of a rapidly growing commercial region.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • You will doubtless remember me who was with you that time at Maracaibo, when you sunk the galleasses.

    By order of the company Mary Johnston
  • Dated on board the royal ship named the Magdalen, lying at anchor at the entry of the lake of Maracaibo, this 24th of April, 1669.

    The Pirates of Panama

    A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
  • In these they sailed towards Maracaibo, where they found "a poor distressed old man, who was sick."

    On the Spanish Main John Masefield
British Dictionary definitions for Maracaibo

Maracaibo

/ˌmærəˈkaɪbəʊ; Spanish maraˈkaiβo/
noun
1.
a port in NW Venezuela, on the channel from Lake Maracaibo to the Gulf of Venezuela: the second largest city in the country; University of Zulia (1891); major oil centre. Pop: 2 182 000 (2005 est)
2.
Lake Maracaibo, a lake in NW Venezuela, linked with the Gulf of Venezuela by a dredged channel: centre of the Venezuelan and South American oil industry. Area: about 13 000 sq km (500 sq miles)
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