esoterica


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es·o·ter·i·ca

 (ĕs′ə-tĕr′ĭ-kə)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Esoteric matters or items.

[Greek esōterika, from neuter pl. of esōterikos, esoteric; see esoteric.]

esoterica

(ˌɛsəʊˈtɛrɪkə)
pl n
esoteric items

es•o•ter•i•ca

(ˌɛs əˈtɛr ɪ kə)

n.pl.
esoteric facts or matters.
[1925–30; < New Latin, n. use of neuter pl. of Greek esōterikós esoteric]

esoterica

a collection of items of a special, rare, novel, or unusual quality.
See also: Novelty
a collection of items of special, rare, or unusual interest, often pornographic.
See also: Collections and Collecting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esoterica - secrets known only to an initiated minority
arcanum, secret - information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking"
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