bolivar

[ bol-uh-ver, buh-lee-vahr; Spanish baw-lee-vahr ]
/ ˈbɒl ə vər, bəˈli vɑr; Spanish bɔˈli vɑr /

noun, plural bol·i·vars, Spanish bo·li·va·res [baw-lee-vah-res]. /ˌbɔ liˈvɑ rɛs/.

a coin and monetary unit of Venezuela, equal to 100 centimos. Abbreviation: B.

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Origin of bolivar

First recorded in 1880–85; from American Spanish, named after S. Bolívar

Definition for bolivar (2 of 2)

Bolívar
[ buh-lee-vahr; Spanish baw-lee-vahr ]
/ bəˈli vɑr; Spanish bɔˈli ḇɑr /

noun

Si·món [sahy-muhn; Spanish see-mawn], /ˈsaɪ mən; Spanish siˈmɔn/, "El Libertador", 1783–1830, Venezuelan statesman: leader of revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule.
Pi·co Bol·í·var, [pee-kaw] /ˈpi kɔ/ a mountain in western Venezuela, in the Cordillera Mérida: highest elevation in Venezuela. 16,411 feet (5,007 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for bolivar (1 of 2)

Bolivar
/ (ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː, Spanish boˈliβar) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for bolivar (2 of 2)

bolívar
/ (ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː, Spanish boˈliβar) /

noun plural -vars or -vares (-βares)

the standard monetary unit of Venezuela, equal to 100 céntimos

Word Origin for bolívar

named after Simon Bolivar
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