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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Table at currency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An old copper coin of Italy and Spain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A copper coin of Italy and Spain equivalent to a centime.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the monetary system of Italy, the hundredth part of a lira; in that of Spain, the hundredth of a peseta: in both equal to the French centime, the hundredth part of a franc, or about one fifth of a United States cent.
  • n. A money of account in some South American countries, about equal to a United States cent. In the Argentine Republic and Uruguay it is the hundredth part of a peso; in Peru, of a sol.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile

Etymologies

Spanish centésimo, hundredth, from Latin centēsimus; see centesimal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian and Spanish. (Wiktionary)

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