from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Books or other writings dealing with unusual, especially pornographic, topics.
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- n. books on strange or unusual subjects (especially erotica)
New Latin cūriōsa, neuter pl. of Latin cūriōsus, inquisitive; see curious.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)