centavo definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. centavos
a monetary unit of various countries, equal to of the basic unit
Origin: Spanish a hundredth ; from Classical Latin centum, hundred
centavo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. cen·ta·vos
See Table at currency.
Origin: Spanish, hundredth, from Latin centum, hundred; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.