from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of northern Central America. Originally inhabited by a Mayan civilization, Honduras was colonized by the Spanish in the early 1500s and gained its independence along with Mexico in 1821. Part of a short-lived confederation of Central American states, Honduras became a separate republic in 1838. Tegucigalpa is the capital and the largest city. Population: 7,480,000.
- Gulf ofHonduras An inlet of the western Caribbean Sea bordering on Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala.
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- proper n. A country in Central America, officially the Republic of Honduras. Capital: Tegucigalpa.
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- n. a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
Spanish honduras ("depths", referring to the deep waters off the northern coast) (Wiktionary)