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Books or other writings dealing with unusual, especially pornographic, topics.
[New Latin cūriōsa, neuter pl. of Latin cūriōsus, inquisitive; see curious.]
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n (functioning as plural)
1. (Antiques) curiosities
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) books on strange subjects, esp erotica
[New Latin: from Latin cūriōsus curious]
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cu•ri•o•sa(ˌkyʊər iˈoʊ sə)
books, pamphlets, etc., dealing with unusual or pornographic subjects.
[1880–85; < Latin, neuter pl. of cūriōsus careful, inquisitive. See curious]
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a collection of oddities and rarities, especially books, often pornographic.See also: Collections and Collecting
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|Noun||1.||curiosa - books on strange or unusual subjects (especially erotica)|
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
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