centesimo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n centesimo a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Centesimo A copper coin of Italy and Spain equivalent to a centime.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n centesimo 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 centesimo 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. & Sp

Usage

In literature:

I will give two sous for the original four, and not a centesimo more.
"Saunterings" by Charles Dudley Warner
He presents the card; they make an ugly face at him: he hasn't a centesimo to bless himself with.
"Cuore (Heart)" by Edmondo De Amicis
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