[mar-uh-kahy-boh; Spanish mah-rah-kahy-vaw]
- a seaport in NW Venezuela.
- Venezuela, Gulf of.
- 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.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
Coffee is also carried to Maracaibo by small sailing vessels.
For his medium grade he blends Santos and Maracaibo, half-and-half.
They then rummaged Maracaibo for brimstone, pitch, and tar, with which to make their fireship.On the Spanish Main
After that they returned to Maracaibo again, where they demanded a ransom of thirty thousand pieces of eight for the city.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
- 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)
- 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)