from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northeast Venezuela on the Caribbean Sea east of Caracas. It was founded in 1521 to exploit nearby pearl fisheries.

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  • noun a port city in northeastern Venezuela on the Caribbean Sea; founded in 1523, it is the oldest European settlement in South America


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