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Balboa

[bal-boh-uh; Spanish bahl-baw-ah]
noun
  1. 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.
  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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balboa

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

Balboa1

noun
  1. Vasco Núñez de (ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ de). ?1475–1519, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513
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Balboa2

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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