Balboa

[ bal-boh-uh; Spanish bahl-baw-ah ]

noun
  1. Vas·co Nú·ñez de [vahs-kaw noo-nyeththe], /ˈvɑs kɔ ˈnu nyɛθ ðɛ/, 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.

  1. balboa, a silver coin and monetary unit of Panama, equal to 100 centesimos.

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British Dictionary definitions for balboa (1 of 3)

balboa

/ (bælˈbəʊə) /


noun
  1. the standard currency unit of Panama, divided into 100 centesimos

Origin of balboa

1
named after Vasco Núñez de Balboa

British Dictionary definitions for Balboa (2 of 3)

Balboa1

/ (bælˈbəʊə, Spanish balˈβoa) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for Balboa (3 of 3)

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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