lempira

noun
lem·​pi·​ra | \ lem-ˈpir-ə How to pronounce lempira (audio) \

Definition of lempira

the basic monetary unit of Honduras — see Money Table

First Known Use of lempira

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lempira

American Spanish, from Lempira, 16th century Honduran Indian cacique

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“Lempira.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lempira. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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