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

  • n. See Table at currency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Rain, used as an expression of greeting or good luck.
  • n. The currency of Botswana, divided into 100 thebe.


Tswana, rain (used as greeting for good fortune).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Tswana pula, Northern Sotho pula, Sotho pulaĀ ("rain"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Botswana currency divided into thebes.

    June 29, 2010

  • Rain. Freq. used as int.: in southern Africa, a traditional salute or expression of good luck.

    The principal monetary unit of Botswana, consisting of one hundred thebe; a note of this value.

    February 2, 2007