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Dictionary Definition

curio n : something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting [syn: curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • AHD: kyoo͞r'ē-ō"
  • /ˈkjuːriːˌoʊ/
  • SAMPA: /"kju:ri:%oU/


curio (plural: curios)
  1. A strange and interesting object which invokes curiosity.

Related terms




  1. curium

Extensive Definition

Curio may refer to:
curio in German: Curio
curio in Spanish: Curio (desambiguación)
curio in Dutch: Curio
curio in Simple English: Curio

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, abnormality, anomaly, bagatelle, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, brass farthing, button, cent, conversation piece, curiosity, exception, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, improbability, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, minikin, mockery, molehill, museum piece, nonesuch, oddity, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pretty-pretty, prodigiosity, prodigy, rap, rarity, red cent, row of pins, rush, shit, snap, sneeshing, sou, strange thing, straw, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, whatnot, whim-wham
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