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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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  • Far up the inlet is Maracaibo, a town of three thousand people, fortified and surrounded by woods.

    Essays in Little Andrew Lang
  • Maracaibo and Gibraltar next fell into the clutches of the pirate.

  • On arriving there the wild fire had already broken out at Maracaibo a second time, and hither he came to extinguish89 it.

  • For his medium grade he blends Santos and Maracaibo, half-and-half.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • The province of Maracaibo formally declared itself separated from all connection with Caracas.

  • 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
  • He soon took a ship, bound to Maracaibo from New Spain, laden with merchandise and money designed to buy a cargo of cocoa-nuts.

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

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • Another pleasing blend is composed of Bogota, washed Maracaibo, and Santos, equal parts.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • The lagoon of Maracaibo is becoming the centre of a rapidly growing commercial region.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
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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