from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The constitutional capital of Bolivia, in the south-central part of the country southeast of La Paz. Founded in 1538 as Chuquisaca, it was renamed in 1840 to honor the first president of the country. Population: 193,000.
  • Sucre, Antonio José de 1795-1830. South American military leader who helped secure independence from Spain and served as the first president of Bolivia (1826-1828).

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  • proper n. The constitutional capital of Bolivia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A silver coin of Ecuador, worth 68 cents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of sugar.
  • n. A silver coin of Ecuador, of the weight of 25 grams and the fineness of .900.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the judicial capital and seat of the judiciary in Bolivia
  • n. the basic unit of money in Ecuador; equal to 100 centavos


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  • It was wonderful to be “home” in Sucre for a week.

    Life blurs in constant motion « Wanderings

  • Being in Sucre and La Palma this week reinforced in me the rightness of my decision to close my service and start fresh once I have my head and heart back in place.

    Bolivian Homecoming « Wanderings

  • I now find myself in Sucre, after having spent all day yesterday shopping for beds, stoves, gas tanks, blankets and other miscellaneous items you would normally load onto a moving truck.

    Volunteer, at last. « Wanderings

  • Weekends are generally a good time to try, as I am more likely to be in Sucre at some point during the weekend.

    Text Me! « Wanderings

  • Already I can hear the sound of the zampoñas and the charango playing a traditional Andean melody and the lady on the street corner in Sucre announcing the sale of the “Corrrrrrrrrrrrreo”, the local daily newspaper.

    ¡Bueno, che! « Wanderings

  • The only public transportation option are Trufis (minivans, basically) and there is no way a double bed, a bookshelf, a stove, one big suitcase and two backpacks would fit on the roofrack of those suckers along with all the giant bangs of food and goods purchased in Sucre, being transported by all of the other passengers.

    Volunteer, at last. « Wanderings

  • The wound is still fresh here in Sucre, and not all of the angry anti-Evo graffiti has been power-washed off the UNESCO World Heritage whitewashed buildings in the center.

    ¡Que Viva Sucre! « Wanderings

  • Sucre is a beautiful town, complete with cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings.

    Site Visit « Wanderings

  • There were rumors floating around that they were going to cancel the big parade in Sucre in protest and move the major celebrations to Monteagudo, a smaller city in Southeastern Chuquisaca — anything to keep him out of the city.

    ¡Que Viva Sucre! « Wanderings

  • But, being here in Sucre, and especially in La Palma this afternoon, I am ready.

    Volunteer, at last. « Wanderings


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