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bal·bo·a

 (băl-bō′ə)
n.
See Table at currency.

[After Vasco Núñez de Balboa.]

Balboa

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

Balboa

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

balboa

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

Bal•bo•a

(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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The plenary session of the National Assembly approved, in the second debate, the budget of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) for the fiscal year, which begins on October 1 of this year and ends on September 30, 2019, by the 3,239.5 million balboas.
The National Economic Council (CENA) said March 6 it has approved for the Colon Free Zone, an additional loan in the amount of 84 million 22 thousand Balboas to add to its budget and partially fund the expansion work of Avenida Ahmed Waked, Via Randolph and access to the city of Colon in the amount of 75 million and the 9 million 22 thousand balboas will be used to pay off a loan balance product of the Brady Bonds, said the Deputy Minister of Economy Gladys Cedeno.
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In the third debate, the budget of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) was approved, for a figure of 3,239.5 million balboas, which will take effect in October of this year.