Adjective "lempira" definition and examples

(Lempira may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/lɛmˈpɪərə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The basic monetary unit of Honduras, equal to 100 centavos.
  1. 'He gets into social life, the few extra lempiras a week, the booze, the downward spiral.'
  2. 'The teachers are seeking an hourly wage increase of 10.19 lempiras.'

More definitions

1. a paper money and monetary unit of Honduras, equal to 100 centavos.Abbreviation:L.

More examples(as adjective)

"budgets can be lempira."

Origin

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