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cento

play
noun cen·to \ˈsen-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of cento

plural cen·to·nes play \sen-ˈtō-(ˌ)nēz\

  1. :  a literary work made up of parts from other works



Origin of cento

Late Latin, from Latin, patchwork garment; perhaps akin to Sanskrit kanthā patched garment


First Known Use: 1605


CENTO

abbreviation cen·to

Definition of CENTO

  1. Central Treaty Organization




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