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century

  

      n   pl   , -ries  
1    a period of 100 years  
2    one of the successive periods of 100 years dated before or after an epoch or event, esp. the birth of Christ  
3   
a    a score or grouping of 100  
to score a century in cricket     
b      (Chiefly U.S.)   (as modifier)  
the basketball team passed the century mark in their last game     
4    (in ancient Rome) a unit of foot soldiers, originally 100 strong, later consisting of 60 to 80 men  
   See also       maniple  
5    (in ancient Rome) a division of the people for purposes of voting  
6    often cap   a style of type  
     (C16: from Latin centuria, from centum hundred)  


century plant  
      n   a tropical American agave, Agave americana, having large greyish leaves and greenish flowers on a tall fleshy stalk. It blooms only once in 10 to 30 years and was formerly thought to flower once in a century,   (Also called)    American aloe  
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Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
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