maracaibo lake

Maracaibo

[mar-uh-kahy-boh; Spanish mah-rah-kahy-vaw]
noun
1.
a seaport in NW Venezuela.
3.
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 (ˌmærəˈkaɪbəʊ, Spanish maraˈkaiβo)
 
n
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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