cento

noun
cen·to | \ ˈsen-(ˌ)tō \
plural centones\sen-ˈtō-(ˌ)nēz \

Definition of cento 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a literary work made up of parts from other works

CENTO

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Definition of CENTO (Entry 2 of 2)

Central Treaty Organization

First Known Use of cento

Noun

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cento

Noun

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

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