noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
literature or art dealing with sexual love.

1850–55; < Greek, neuter plural of erōtikós erotic Unabridged
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erotica (ɪˈrɒtɪkə)
pl n
explicitly sexual literature or art
[C19: from Greek erōtika, neuter plural of erōtikoserotic]

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Word Origin & History

1854, from Gk. neut. pl. of erotikos "amatory" (see erotic); originally a booksellers' catalogue heading.
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