centavo


1cen·ta·vo

noun \sen-ˈtä-(ˌ)vō\
plural cen·ta·vos

Definition of CENTAVO

— 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

2cen·ta·vo

noun \-ˈtä-(ˌ)vü, -(ˌ)vō\
plural cen·ta·vos

Definition of CENTAVO

1
:  a former monetary unit equal to {frac 1/100} Portuguese escudo
2
— see escudo, metical at money table

Origin of CENTAVO

Portuguese, from Spanish
First Known Use: 1913

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