curiosa

[kyoo r-ee-oh-suh]
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plural noun

books, pamphlets, etc., dealing with unusual subjects.
(in selling and collecting books) books, pamphlets, etc., containing pornographic literature or art; erotica.

Origin of curiosa

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

noun (functioning as plural)

curiosities
books on strange subjects, esp erotica

Word Origin for curiosa

New Latin: from Latin cūriōsus curious
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