Thursday, December 04, 2008
curio noun [KYOOR-ee-oh] a valued, novel object; an object valued as a curiosity, often a collectible
Definitions for curio
- a valued, novel object; an object valued as a curiosity, often a collectible
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Citations for curio
It is tempting to think of [it] not as a novel but as a glittering artifact, something an acquisitive traveler might discover in a musty Venetian curio shop.
Her latest addition, a fake yellow canary that she affixed to the front door, simply can't be ignored. With any luck, the cat will soon mistake the curio for a real bird and that will be the end of it.
Origin of curio
by 1851, literally, "piece of bric-a-brac or art object from the far East," a shortened form of curiosity