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Balboa

[bal-boh-uh; Spanish bahl-baw-ah] /bælˈboʊ ə; Spanish bɑlˈbɔ ɑ/
noun
1.
Vasco Núñez de
[bahs-kaw noo-nyeth th e] /ˈbɑs kɔ ˈnu nyɛθ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
1475?–1517, Spanish adventurer and explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513.
2.
a seaport in Panama at the Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal.
3.
(lowercase) a silver coin and monetary unit of Panama, equal to 100 centesimos.
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  • Shipwreck would be disastrous to Balboa and his people as well as to the voyagers.

  • He is an offshoot of the Spanish family that ruled the Isthmus 153 after Balboa was shot.

    Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone G. Harvey Ralphson
  • He had presumed to make dishonorable overtures to Balboa's Indian wife.

    South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Pedrarias was in some doubt as to how Balboa would receive him.

    South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • When he appeared before Balboa he had with him six hundred pieces of gold, and pearls to the number of two hundred and forty.

    Vasco Nuez de Balboa Frederick Albion Ober
  • Balboa was something of a dissembler himself on occasion, as you will see.

    South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Two permanent towns will be built at Balboa, one for the Americans and the other for the common laborers.

    The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • Balboa's enthusiasm and courage had surmounted every obstacle.

    South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • The Inca Yupangui informed Balboa that there were many tribes in the interior which had no idea of ghost or soul.

    Religion and Lust James Weir
British Dictionary definitions for Balboa

balboa

/bælˈbəʊə/
noun
1.
the standard currency unit of Panama, divided into 100 centesimos
Word Origin
named after Vasco Núñez de Balboa

Balboa1

/bælˈbəʊə; Spanish balˈβoa/
noun
1.
Vasco Núñez de (ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ de). ?1475–1519, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513

Balboa2

/bælˈbəʊə; Spanish balˈβoa/
noun
1.
a port in Panama at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal: the administrative centre of the former Canal Zone. Pop: 2750 (1990)
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