[muh-rah-kuh, -rak-uh] /məˈrɑ kə, -ˈræk ə/
a gourd or a gourd-shaped rattle filled with seeds or pebbles and used, often in a pair, as a rhythm instrument.
a percussion instrument, usually one of a pair, consisting of a gourd or plastic shell filled with dried seeds, pebbles, etc. It is used chiefly in Latin American music
gourd rattle used as a percussion instrument, 1813, from Portuguese, from Brazilian native name.
A woman’s breasts; boob: gams and a pair of maracas that will haunt me in my dreams (1939+)
[mar-uh-kan-duh] /ˌmær əˈkæn də/ noun 1. ancient name of . /ˌmærəˈkændə/ noun 1. the ancient name for Samarkand
[mah-rah-kahy] /ˌmɑ rɑˈkaɪ/ noun 1. a city in NE Venezuela, SW of Caracas. /Spanish maraˈkai/ noun 1. a city in N central Venezuela: developed greatly as the headquarters of Juan Vicente Gómez (1857–1935) during his dictatorship; textile industries. Pop: 1 138 000 (2005 est)
/məˈraɪ/ noun 1. (NZ) a traditional Māori tribal meeting place, originally one in the open air, now frequently a purpose-built building 2. (in Polynesia) an open-air place of worship