noun, plural centos.
a piece of writing, especially a poem, composed wholly of quotations from the works of other authors.
anything composed of incongruous parts; conglomeration.
Obsolete. a patchwork.

1595–1605; < Latin centō patchwork quilt or curtain

centonical [sen-ton-i-kuhl] , adjective
centonism [sen-tn-iz-uhm] , centonization [sen-tn-uh-zey-shuhn] , noun
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[sen-toh] ,
a former organization (1959–79) for economic and military cooperation, established as successor to the Baghdad Pact, and comprising Great Britain, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. The U.S. had affiliate status.

Cen(tral) T(reaty) O(rganization)

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cento (ˈsɛntəʊ)
n , pl -tos
a piece of writing, esp a poem, composed of quotations from other authors
[C17: from Latin, literally: patchwork garment]

CENTO (ˈsɛntəʊ)
n acronym for
Central Treaty Organization; an organization for military and economic cooperation formed in 1959 by the UK, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey as a successor to the Baghdad Pact: disbanded 1979

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