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erotica

[ih-rot-i-kuh] /ɪˈrɒt ɪ kə/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
literature or art dealing with sexual love.
Origin of erotica
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek, neuter plural of erōtikós erotic
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erotica

/ɪˈrɒtɪkə/
plural noun
1.
explicitly sexual literature or art
Word Origin
C19: from Greek erōtika, neuter plural of erōtikoserotic
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n.

1820, noun use of neuter plural of Greek erotikos "amatory" (see erotic); originally a booksellers' catalogue heading.

Force Flame
And with a Blonde push
Over your impotence
Flits Steam
[Emily Dickinson, #854, c.1864]

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