• WordNet 3.6
    • n Cumana 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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In literature:

The unfortunate Conseil had attacked a cramp-fish of the most dangerous kind, the cumana.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
From thence he went to Cumana and there slew the governor, and dealt in all as at Margarita.
"The Discovery of Guiana" by Sir Walter Raleigh
The Cumanas were possibly Mohaves.
"The Romance of the Colorado River" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
In the same year Carthagena and Cumana, surrendered to the liberating forces in Venezuela.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 366" by Various
The province of Caracas then produced 150,000 fanegas; Maracaibo, 20,000; Cumana, 18,000, and New Barcelona, 5,000.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Filled with this idea, he stood to the west, along the coast of those provinces which are now known by the name of Paria and Cumana.
"Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Nothing can exceed the exquisite grace of the Sibilla Persica, nor the beautiful drapery and inspired look of the Cumana.
"The Diary of an Ennuyée" by Anna Brownell Jameson
During the great shower of stars seen by Humboldt, in Cumana, the direction was to the south uniformly.
"Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms" by T. Bassnett
They first entered and destroyed Cumana, and then ranging along the coast westward, landed again at Puerto Cabello and at Coro.
"The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century" by Clarence Henry Haring
What in one part of the world was termed Cumana, was in another rendered Comana.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
He had steered directly for the Pearl Coast, and at or near Cumana and Margarita, had amassed a fortune from the sea.
"Amerigo Vespucci" by Frederick A. Ober
On the right bank were seen the plains of the Sayma, reaching to Cumana and Caraccas, 120 leagues to the north.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
La Guaira coffee includes that produced in the vicinity of Caracas and Cumana.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Meanwhile Marino, another Patriot leader, had landed in the eastern part of Venezuela near Cumana and declared himself dictator.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
They then tried several other places, including Hispaniola and Cumana, but also without success.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
Humboldt has shown that, at Cumana, within the tropics, there is a difference of only 4 degrees Fahr.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Having left Margarita, they went to Cumana and Maracapana, which are respectively seven and twenty leagues from Margarita.
"The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci" by Amerigo Vespucci
In the early years of the seventeenth century the long-neglected Cumana district on the eastern coast began to be developed.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson
Vauclin, Ovinet, and Tributor, plundered the towns of Cumana, Coro, St. Martha, and Nicaragua.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
In 1680 Grammont made another expedition to the coast of Cumana.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume III (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury