[bol-uh-ver, buh-lee-vahr; Spanish baw-lee-vahr]
Si·món [sahy-muh n; Spanish see-mawn] /ˈsaɪ mən; Spanish siˈmɔn/, El Libertador, 1783–1830, Venezuelan statesman: leader of revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule.
Pico, a mountain in W Venezuela, in the Cordillera Mérida: highest elevation in Venezuela. 16,411 feet (5007 meters).
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noun plural -vars or -vares (-βares)
the standard monetary unit of Venezuela, equal to 100 céntimos
Word Origin for bolívar
named after Simon Bolivar
Simon (siˈmon). 1783–1830, South American soldier and liberator. He drove the Spaniards from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and hoped to set up a republican confederation, but was prevented by separatist movements in Venezuela and Colombia (1829–30). Upper Peru became a separate state and was called Bolivia in his honour
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