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Bolívar

[bol-uh-ver, buh-lee-vahr; Spanish baw-lee-vahr] /ˈbɒl ə vər, bəˈli vɑr; Spanish bɔˈli vɑr/
noun
1.
Simón
[sahy-muh n;; Spanish see-mawn] /ˈsaɪ mən;; Spanish siˈmɔn/ (Show IPA),
("El Libertador") 1783–1830, Venezuelan statesman: leader of revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule.
2.
Pico, a mountain in W Venezuela, in the Cordillera Mérida: highest elevation in Venezuela. 16,411 feet (5007 meters).
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bolívar

/ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː; Spanish boˈliβar/
noun (pl) -vars, -vares (-βares)
1.
the standard monetary unit of Venezuela, equal to 100 céntimos
Word Origin
named after Simon Bolivar

Bolivar

/ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː; Spanish boˈliβar/
noun
1.
Simon (siˈmon). 1783–1830, South American soldier and liberator. He drove the Spaniards from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and hoped to set up a republican confederation, but was prevented by separatist movements in Venezuela and Colombia (1829–30). Upper Peru became a separate state and was called Bolivia in his honour
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