balboa

noun
bal·boa | \bal-ˈbō-ə \

Definition of balboa 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the traditional basic monetary unit of Panama — see Money Table

Balboa

biographical name
Bal·boa | \bal-ˈbō-ə \

Definition of Balboa (Entry 2 of 2)

Vasco Núñez de 1475–1519 Spanish explorer and conquistador

First Known Use of balboa

Noun

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for balboa

Noun

Spanish, from Vasco Núñez de Balboa

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