vasco n. de balboa


[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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