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curio (KYOOR ee oh") (s) (noun), curios (pl)
1. An unusual and small object that is considered to be interesting or attractive: Susan's sister is very interested in looking for curios in secondhand shops whenever she visits small towns.
2. Etymology: Curio is an abbreviation, or a shortened form, of curiosity from Latin curiosus, "full of care, taking pains"; from cura, "care".
A rare object of art; a curiosity.
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Arousing interest because of being rare or weird.
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