curiosa

curiosa

[kyoor-ee-oh-suh]
plural noun
1.
books, pamphlets, etc., dealing with unusual subjects.
2.
(in selling and collecting books) books, pamphlets, etc., containing pornographic literature or art; erotica.

Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin: unusual things, special use of neuter plural of Latin cūriōsus careful, inquisitive. See curious

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curiosa (ˌkjʊərɪˈəʊsə)
 
n
1.  curiosities
2.  books on strange subjects, esp erotica
 
[New Latin: from Latin cūriōsuscurious]

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