centesimo

noun (1)
cen·​tes·​i·​mo | \ chen-ˈte-zə-ˌmō How to pronounce centesimo (audio) \
plural centesimi\ chen-​ˈte-​zə-​(ˌ)mē How to pronounce centesimi (audio) \

Definition of centesimo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ Italian lira

centesimo

noun (2)
cen·​tes·​i·​mo | \ sen-ˈte-sə-ˌmō How to pronounce centesimo (audio) \
plural centesimos

Definition of centesimo (Entry 2 of 2)

: a monetary subunit of the balboa and peso (Uruguay) — see balboa, peso at Money Table

First Known Use of centesimo

Noun (1)

1840, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for centesimo

Noun (1)

Italian

Noun (2)

Spanish centésimo

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“Centesimo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centesimo. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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