centimo

noun
cen·​ti·​mo | \ˈsen-tə-ˌmō \
plural centimos

Definition of centimo 

1 : a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ peseta

2 : a monetary subunit of the bolivar, colón, dobra, guarani, and sol — see bolivar, colón, dobra, guarani, sol at Money Table

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Peru’s government bonds maturing 2026 fell 0.28 centimo to 124.70 centimos per sol. John Quigley, Bloomberg.com, "Peru’s Congress Starts Impeachment Proceedings Against President," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of centimo

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for centimo

Spanish céntimo

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