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duecento

[doo-uh-chen-toh, dyoo-; Italian doo-e-chen-taw] /ˌdu əˈtʃɛn toʊ, ˌdyu-; Italian ˌdu ɛˈtʃɛn tɔ/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
the 13th century, with reference to Italy, especially to its art or literature.
Also, dugento.
Origin
< Italian, short for mil duecento 1200, used to refer to the period 1200-99
Related forms
duecentist, noun
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