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curio

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Noun
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cu=ri=o

CIDE DICTIONARY

curion. [Abbreviation of curiosity.].
     Any curiosity{3} or article of virtu; any object esteemed for its unusual nature.  [1913 Webster]
    "The busy world, which does not hunt poets as collectors hunt for curios."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

curio, n. (pl. -os) a rare or unusual object or person.

Etymology
19th-c. abbr. of CURIOSITY

THESAURUS

curio

a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, abnormality, anomaly, bagatelle, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, brass farthing, button, cent, conversation piece, curiosity, exception, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, improbability, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, minikin, mockery, molehill, museum piece, nonesuch, oddity, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pretty-pretty, prodigiosity, prodigy, rap, rarity, red cent, row of pins, rush, shit, snap, sneeshing, sou, strange thing, straw, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, whatnot, whim-wham

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