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centimo

[ sen-tuh-moh; Spanish then-tee-maw, sen- ]
/ ˈsɛn təˌmoʊ; Spanish ˈθɛn tiˌmɔ, ˈsɛn- /
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noun, plural cen·ti·mos [sen-tuh-mohz; Spanish then-tee-maws, sen-]. /ˈsɛn təˌmoʊz; Spanish ˈθɛn tiˌmɔs, ˈsɛn-/.
one 100th of the monetary units of various countries, as Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Paraguay, and Venezuela.
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Origin of centimo

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Spanish, from French centime; see centime
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British Dictionary definitions for centimo (1 of 2)

cêntimo
/ (ˈsɛntɪˌməʊ) /

noun plural -mos
a monetary unit of Sao Tomê e Principe, worth one hundredth of a dobra

British Dictionary definitions for centimo (2 of 2)

céntimo
/ (ˈsɛntɪˌməʊ) /

noun plural -mos
a monetary unit of Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard currency units
a former monetary unit of Andorra and Spain, worth one hundredth of a peseta

Word Origin for céntimo

from Spanish; see centime
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