a sucre


Antonio José de [ahn-taw-nyaw haw-se the] , 1793–1830, Venezuelan general and South American liberator: 1st president of Bolivia 1826–28.
a city in and the official capital of Bolivia, in the S part.
(lowercase) a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Ecuador, equal to 100 centavos. Abbreviation: S.
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sucre (Spanish ˈsukre)
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]

Sucre1 (Spanish ˈsukre)
Former name (until 1839): Chuquisaca the legal capital of Bolivia, in the south central part of the country in the E Andes: university (1624). Pop: 231 000 (2005 est)

Sucre2 (Spanish ˈsukre)
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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monetary unit of Ecuador, 1886, named for Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general.
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