ben tro·va·to (bĕn trō-vätō)
Appropriate even if untrue; happily invented: a story that is ben trovato.
[Italian, from the saying Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato, (even) if it is not true, it is very well invented : ben, well, variant of bene (from Old Italian, from Latin bene; see deu-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + trovato, past participle of trovare, to find, invent (from Old Italian, probably from Vulgar Latin *tropāre, to compose (songs, verses), invent, from Late Latin tropus, trope, song, from Latin, trope); see TROPE.]
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