centesimo

centesimo

[sen-tes-uh-moh; Italian chen-te-zee-maw; Spanish sen-te-see-maw]
noun, plural centesimi [sen-tes-uh-mee; Italian chen-te-zee-mee] , centesimos [sen-tes-uh-mohz; Spanish sen-te-see-maws] .
1.
a monetary unit of Italy until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a lira.
2.
a cupronickel coin of Uruguay, the 100th part of a peso.
3.
a copper coin of Panama, the 100th part of a balboa.

Origin:
1850–55; < Italian, Spanish < Latin centēsimus; see centesimal

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centesimo (sɛnˈtɛsɪˌməʊ)
 
n , pl -mos, -mi
a former monetary unit of Italy, San Marino, and the Vatican City worth one hundredth of a lira
 
[C19: from Italian, from Latin centēsimus hundredth, from centum hundred]

centésimo (sɛnˈtɛsɪˌməʊ)
 
n , pl -mos, -mi
a monetary unit of Panama and Uruguay. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units
 
[C19: from Spanish; see centesimo]

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