[muh-tan-zuh s; Spanish mah-tahn-sahs] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for matanzas

Historical Examples of matanzas

  • It was evening when we crossed the bar and entered Matanzas Bay.

    Margaret Tudor

    Annie T. Colcock

  • The water to the north and south of us, inside the land, is Matanzas River.

    Down South

    Oliver Optic

  • In 1518 an expedition led by Juan de Grijalva sailed from Matanzas.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • "General Matanzas said he has resigned and left the country," said Federicka.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett

  • At Matanzas we found a dispensary conducted by the Firemens Association.

British Dictionary definitions for matanzas


  1. a port in W central Cuba: founded in 1693 and developed into the second city of Cuba in the mid-19th century; exports chiefly sugar. Pop: 130 000 (2005 est)
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