from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Small, usually ornamental objects valued for their antiquity, rarity, originality, or sentimental associations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Small ornaments and other miscellaneous items of little value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Miscellaneous curiosities and works of decorative art, considered collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Objects having a certain interest or value from their rarity, antiquity, or the like, as old furniture, plate, china, and curiosities; articles of virtu; ornaments which may be pretty or curious, but have no intrinsic claim to rank as serious works of art. The term is often used with a sense of depreciation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. miscellaneous curios
French bric-à-brac, expressive of confusion.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French bric-à-brac (Wiktionary)