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centavo

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noun, cen·ta·vo \sen-ˈtä-(ˌ)vō\

Definition of centavo

plural centavos

  1. — see boliviano, córdoba, lempira, peso, quetzal at money table



Origin of centavo

Spanish, literally, hundredth, from ciento hundred, from Latin centum


First Known Use: 1883


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centavo

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noun, cen·ta·vo \-ˈtä-(ˌ)vü, -(ˌ)vō\

Definition of centavo

plural centavos

  1. 1 :  a former monetary unit equal to {frac 1/100} Portuguese escudo

  2. 2 — see escudo, metical at money table



Origin of centavo

Portuguese, from Spanish


First Known Use: 1913


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "centavo"


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