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[After Vasco Núñez de Balboa.]


(bælˈbəʊə; Spanish balˈβoa)
(Biography) Vasco Núñez de (ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ de). ?1475–1519, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513


(bælˈbəʊə; Spanish balˈβoa)
(Placename) a port in Panama at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal: the administrative centre of the former Canal Zone. Pop: 2750 (1990)


(Currencies) the standard currency unit of Panama, divided into 100 centesimos
[named after Vasco Núñez de Balboa]


(bælˈboʊ ə)

n., pl. -bo•as.
1. Vasco Núñez de, 1475?–1517, Spanish explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513.
2. (l.c.) the basic monetary unit of Panama.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balboa - the basic unit of money in Panama; equal to 100 centesimos
Panamanian monetary unit - monetary unit in Panama
centesimo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile
2.Balboa - Spanish 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 - Spanish 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)
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