- Vas·co Nú·ñez de [bahs-kaw noo-nyeth th e] /ˈbɑs kɔ ˈnu nyɛθ ðɛ/, 1475?–1517, Spanish adventurer and explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513.
- a seaport in Panama at the Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal.
- (lowercase) a silver coin and monetary unit of Panama, equal to 100 centesimos.
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Contemporary Examples of balboa
She takes us back to the pivotal moments that earned a place in history for such trailblazers as Magellan and Balboa.This Week's Hot Reads
November 9, 2011
Historical Examples of balboa
Balboa resolved to make a name for himself and to be the discoverer of the other sea.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
Pedrarias was in some doubt as to how Balboa would receive him.
Balboa was something of a dissembler himself on occasion, as you will see.
Balboa sent an expedition to rescue them and brought them down to Antigua.
But it is to Balboa's credit that he remained faithful to this Indian girl.
- the standard currency unit of Panama, divided into 100 centesimos
Word Origin for balboa
- Vasco Núñez de (ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ de). ?1475–1519, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513
- a port in Panama at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal: the administrative centre of the former Canal Zone. Pop: 2750 (1990)