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Honduras

Spanish, literally "the depths," probably in reference to coastal waters on the east side. Said to have been called that by Columbus in 1524. Related: Honduran.

updated on June 26, 2011

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Definitions of Honduras from WordNet

Honduras (n.)
a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture;
Synonyms: Republic of Honduras
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