Maracaibo [mar-uh-kahy-boh; Spanish mah-rah-kahy-vaw] Examples noun

  1. a seaport in NW Venezuela.
  2. Venezuela, Gulf of.
  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).

Examples from the Web for maracaibo Historical Examples of maracaibo

  • 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.

    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.

    Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates

    Howard Pyle

  • British Dictionary definitions for maracaibo Maracaibo 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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