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 (so͞o′krā, -krĕ)
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, in the south-central part of the country southeast of La Paz. Founded in 1538 as Chuquisaca, it was renamed in 1840 to honor the first president of the country.
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(Spanish ˈsukre)
(Currencies) the former standard monetary unit of Ecuador (before the adoption of the US dollar in 2000), divided into 100 centavos
[C19: after Antonio José de Sucre]


(Spanish ˈsukre)
(Placename) the legal capital of Bolivia, in the south central part of the country in the E Andes: university (1624). Pop: 231 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1839): Chuquisaca


(Spanish ˈsukre)
(Biography) Antonio José de (anˈtonjo xoˈse de). 1795–1830, South American liberator, born in Venezuela, who assisted Bolivar in the colonial revolt against Spain; first president of Bolivia (1826–28)
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(ˈsu kreɪ)

n., pl. -cres for 3.
1. Antonio José de, 1793–1830, Venezuelan general and South American liberator: 1st president of Bolivia 1826–28.
2. the official capital of Bolivia, in the S part. 86,609.
3. (l.c.) the basic monetary unit of Ecuador.
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Noun1.sucre - the basic unit of money in Ecuador; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Ecuadoran monetary unit - monetary unit in Ecuador
2.Sucre - the judicial capital and seat of the judiciary in Bolivia
Bolivia, Republic of Bolivia - a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
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"I will give one thousand sucres to the lazar-house of Quito if a bull kills a man this day."
dey do make sucre in Martinique; mais—mais ce n’est pas one tree—ah—ah—vat you call—je voudrois que ces chemins fussent au diable - vat you call—steeck pour la promenade?”
Les quantites de sucres ajoutees pour corriger l'astringence de ces boissons pourraient causer des problemes dans la mesure ou ces doses permettent de depasser celles recommandees par l'OMS augmentant ainsi les risques de survenue de maladies chroniques.
Durant toute la journee on jeune, donc on se retrouve en hypoglycemie, et pendant le f'tour on se gave de tous les elements : les sucres rapides et lents, les gras, les proteines, les jus de toutes sortes.
La Raffinerie Tirlemontoise, producteur belge renomme depuis plus de 175 ans pour la qualite et l'innovation de ses produits sucres se lance dans la grande aventure du Moyen- Orient par le biais de sa plus noble porte...
Cuba bought 360 tons of rice worth 108,000 sucres from Venezuela, which is the first commercial operation with the virtual currency created by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), reports ACN (Feb.
Cuba recently made its first sucre-denominated payment to Venezuela with 108,000 sucres for 360 tons of rice.
The French agri-industrial group Union SDA is to join forces with the leading Brazilian sugar manufacturer COSAN and the French traders Sucres et Denrees to create Franco Brasileira de acucar y alcool, which will produce sugar and alcohol.
We had no legislation, no legal or technical base; the only thing he did was fix the dollar rate at 25,000 sucres. It should have been a technical decision, rather than a political one," he says.