Definition of balboa in English:


Syllabification: bal·bo·a
Pronunciation: /balˈbōə


  • The basic monetary unit of Panama, equal to 100 centésimos.
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    • The unit of currency is the balboa, which is pegged to the United States dollar.
    • The greenback also has parity with the Bermudan, Bahamian, and Liberian dollars, taking it into Africa, plus the Panamanian balboa.
    • Panama issues a domestic currency, the balboa (1 balboa = US $1), but it circulates only as coins.


named after Vasco Núñez de Balboa (see Balboa, Vasco Núñez de).

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