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curio

[kyoo r-ee-oh] /ˈkyʊər iˌoʊ/
noun, plural curios.
1.
any unusual article, object of art, etc., valued as a curiosity.
Origin of curio
1850-1855
1850-55; shortened from curiosity
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curio

/ˈkjʊərɪˌəʊ/
noun (pl) -rios
1.
a small article valued as a collector's item, esp something fascinating or unusual
Word Origin
C19: shortened from curiosity
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n.

"piece of bric-a-brac from the Far East," 1851, shortened form of curiosity (n.).

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