[bal-boh-uh; Spanish bahl-baw-ah]
Vasco Núñez de [bahs-kaw noo-nyeth the] , 1475?–1517, Spanish adventurer and explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513.
a seaport in Panama at the Pacific terminus of the panama canal.
(lowercase) a silver coin and monetary unit of Panama, equal to 100 centesimos. Unabridged
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balboa (bælˈbəʊə)
the standard currency unit of Panama, divided into 100 centesimos
[named after Vasco Núñez de Balboa]

Balboa1 (bælˈbəʊə, Spanish balˈβoa)
Vasco Núñez de (ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ de). ?1475--1519, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513

Balboa2 (bælˈbəʊə, Spanish balˈβoa)
a port in Panama at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal: the administrative centre of the former Canal Zone. Pop: 2750 (1990)

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Pacific Ocean terminal port in central Panama, at the southern end of the Panama Canal. It lies between the canal docks and Ancon Hill, which separates it from Panama City. Founded in 1914 and named for Vasco Nunez de Balboa, European discoverer of the Pacific, it has extensive harbour installations, drydocks, marine and railroad repair shops, warehouses, and a coaling plant. Balboa is noted for its orchid gardens, with more than 400 orchid varieties. Pop. (2000) 2,336.

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