[bal-boh-uh; Spanish bahl-baw-ah]
- 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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And now Pedrarias could not do enough for Balboa, whom he called his "dear son."
Pedrarias was in some doubt as to how Balboa would receive him.
Balboa sent an expedition to rescue them and brought them down to Antigua.
To conquer that El Dorado had been Balboa's cherished dream.
- the standard currency unit of Panama, divided into 100 centesimos
named after Vasco Núñez de 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)
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