- a paper money and monetary unit of Honduras, equal to 100 centavos. Abbreviation: L.
Origin of lempira
1930–35; < American Spanish, after Lempira, Indian chief
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- the standard monetary unit of Honduras, divided into 100 centavos
American Spanish, after Lempira, Indian chief who opposed the Spanish