[sen-tuh-moh; Spanish then-tee-maw, sen-]
noun, plural centimos [sen-tuh-mohz; Spanish then-tee-maws, sen-] .
the 100th part of the monetary units of various countries, as Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Paraguay, and Venezuela.

1895–1900; < Spanish < French centime. See centime

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céntimo (ˈsɛntɪˌməʊ)
n , pl -mos
1.  a monetary unit of Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard currency units
2.  a former monetary unit of Andorra and Spain, worth one hundredth of a peseta
[from Spanish; see centime]

cêntimo (ˈsɛntɪˌməʊ)
n , pl -mos
a monetary unit of Sao Tomê e Principe, worth one hundredth of a dobra

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