cencio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain: possibly from Vulgar Latin *centium, from Latin centō, from Ancient Greek κέντρων (kéntrōn).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃen.tʃo/
  • Hyphenation: cén‧cio

Noun[edit]

cencio m (plural cenci)

  1. rag, cloth
    Synonyms: panno, pezza, straccio, strofinaccio, canovaccio
  2. (chiefly in the plural, Tuscany) type of dessert in the form of fritters dusted with sugar, eaten during Carnival time; similar to angel wings
    Synonyms: bugia (Piedmont), chiacchiera (Lombardy), crostolo, galano (Venice), frappa (central Italy), meraviglia (Sardinia)

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