curio


curio

noun

Definition of CURIO

1
a small object displayed for its attractiveness or interest <be careful of the fragile curios on the end tables>
2
something strange or unusual that is an object of interest <a museum's collection of curios brought back from the Far East by 19th-century traders>
Synonyms curio, exotic, objet d'art (also objet), oddity, oddment, rarity

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