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Meaning of CURIO

Pronunciation:  'kyûree`ow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

CURIO is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity
 See Also: collector's item, piece de resistance, showpiece, stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cu"ri*o\ (k?"r?-?), n.; pl. {Curios} (-?z). [Abbreviation
of curiosity.]
Any curiosity or article of virtu.

   The busy world, which does not hunt poets as collectors
   hunt for curios.                            --F. Harrison.

Thesaurus Terms
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