curiosa

plural noun
cu·​ri·​o·​sa | \ ˌkyu̇r-ē-ˈō-sə How to pronounce curiosa (audio) , -ˈō-zə, ˌkyər-\

Definition of curiosa

: curiosities, rarities especially : unusual or erotic books

First Known Use of curiosa

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curiosa

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of curiosus

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The first known use of curiosa was in 1883

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