HyperDic: balboa

English > 2 senses of the word balboa / Balboa:
NOUNquantitybalboathe basic unit of money in Panama
person Balboa, Vasco Nunez de BalboaSpanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)
balboa / Balboa > pronunciation
Soundsbaalbow'ah
Rhymesboa ... Samoa: 11 rhymes with owah...
English > balboa: 2 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningThe basic unit of money in Panama; equal to 100 centesimos.
PartscentesimoA fractional monetary unit of several countries
BroaderPanamanian monetary unitmonetary unit in Panama
Spanishbalboa
Catalanbalboa
English > Balboa: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningSpanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519).
SynonymVasco Nunez de Balboa
Instance ofnavigatorIn earlier times, a person who explored by ship
SpanishBalboa, Vasco Nunez de Balboa
CatalanBalboa

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