unicum

noun
uni·​cum | \ ˈyünə̇kəm, -nēk- \
plural unica\ -​kə \

Definition of unicum

: a thing unique in its kind especially : a sole existing exemplar (as of a writing)

History and Etymology for unicum

Latin, from neuter of unicus sole, single, unique

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“Unicum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unicum. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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