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[kawr-duh-buh, -vuh; Spanish kawr-th aw-vah]
noun, plural cor·do·bas [kawr-duh-buh z, -vuh z; Spanish kawr-th aw-vahs] /ˈkɔr də bəz, -vəz; Spanish ˈkɔr ðɔ vɑs/,
  1. a silver coin and monetary unit of Nicaragua, equal to 100 centavos.
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[kawr-duh-buh, -vuh; Spanish kawr-th aw-vah]
  1. Also Cor·do·ba, Cordova. a city in S Spain on the Guadalquivir River: the capital of Spain under Moorish rule.
  2. a city in central Argentina.
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Examples from the Web for cordoba

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Historical Examples

  • Besides, in what is now Portugal there had been no great capital like Cordoba.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson

  • There are four only that are riding back toward the Cordoba road.

    Ahead of the Army

    W. O. Stoddard

  • Within ten days of his reaching Havana, Cordoba died of his wounds.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • Cordoba lost twenty men, and many of the Indians were killed.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • Tucuman is now reached by railway from the south by way of Cordoba.


    W. A. Hirst

British Dictionary definitions for cordoba


  1. the standard monetary unit of Nicaragua, divided into 100 centavos
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Word Origin

named in honour of Francisco Fernández de Córdoba 2


  1. a city in central Argentina: university (1613). Pop: 1 592 000 (2005 est)
  2. a city in S Spain, on the Guadalquivir River: centre of Moorish Spain (711–1236). Pop: 318 628 (2003 est)English name: Cordova
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  1. Francisco Fernández de (franˈθisko fɛrˈnandɛθ de). died 1518, Spanish soldier and explorer, who discovered Yucatán
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