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centavo

noun cen·ta·vo \ sen-ˈtä-(ˌ)vō \

Definition of centavo

plural centavos
: a monetary subunit of the boliviano, córdoba, lempira, peso (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Mexico), quetzal, and sucre — see boliviano, córdoba, lempira, peso, quetzal at Money Table

Origin and Etymology of centavo

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


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centavo

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

Definition of centavo

plural centavos
1 : a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ Portuguese escudo
2 : a monetary subunit of the escudo, metical, and real — see escudo, metical at Money Table

Origin and Etymology of centavo

Portuguese, from Spanish


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