lempira

noun
lem·pi·ra | \ lem-ˈpir-ə \

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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