Definition of lempira in English:

lempira

Line breaks: lem|pira
Pronunciation: /lɛmˈpɪərə
 
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noun

  • The basic monetary unit of Honduras, equal to 100 centavos.
    More example sentences
    • The teachers are seeking an hourly wage increase of 10.19 lempiras.
    • He gets into social life, the few extra lempiras a week, the booze, the downward spiral.
    • On a good day she might make as much as 100 lempiras, but usually more like 40 or 50.

Origin

named after Lempira, a 16th-century Indian chieftain who opposed the Spanish conquest of Honduras.

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