The term curio means 'a small article valued as a collector's item, especially something that is fascinating or unusual'. It is usually valued for its oddness or its rareness. The first known use of this word was in 1849. It is pronounced as 'kyoor-ee-oh'.
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NOUN [PLURAL CU·RI·OS.]
any unusual article, object of art, etc., valued as a curiosity.