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 (măr′ə-kī′bō, mä′rä-kī′vō)
A city of northwest Venezuela south of the Gulf of Venezuela at the outlet of Lake Maracaibo, the largest lake of South America. Founded in 1571, the city is a major port on a dredged channel allowing access for oceangoing vessels.


(ˌmærəˈkaɪbəʊ; Spanish maraˈkaiβo)
1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) 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)


(ˌmær əˈkaɪ boʊ)

1. a seaport in NW Venezuela. 1,249,670.
2. Lake, a lake in NW Venezuela, an extension of the Gulf of Venezuela: the largest lake in South America. 6300 sq. mi. (16,320 sq. km).
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Noun1.Maracaibo - a port city in northwestern VenezuelaMaracaibo - a port city in northwestern Venezuela; a major oil center
Republic of Venezuela, Venezuela - a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil
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