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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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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