cento

noun
cen·​to | \ ˈsen-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce cento (audio) \
plural centones\ sen-​ˈtō-​(ˌ)nēz How to pronounce centones (audio) \

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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