Definition of Honduras in US English:


proper noun

  • A country in Central America that borders on the Caribbean Sea and also has a short coastline on the Pacific Ocean; population 8,100,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Tegucigalpa; official language, Spanish.

    At the southern limit of the Mayan empire, Honduras was visited by Columbus in 1502 and became a Spanish colony. In 1821, it became an independent republic