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curiosity
  • n  a state in which you want to learn more about something
  • n  something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
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curiousness
  • n  a state of active curiosity
  • n  the quality of being alien or not native
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curium
  • n  a radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei
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curl
  • n  a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
  • n  American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
  • n  a strand or cluster of hair
  • v  form a curl, curve, or kink
    the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling
  • v  shape one's body into a curl
    She curled farther down under the covers
  • v  wind around something in coils or loops
  • v  twist or roll into coils or ringlets
    curl my hair, please
  • v  play the Scottish game of curling
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curled leaf pondweed
  • n  European herb naturalized in the eastern United States and California
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curler
  • n  a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
    a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight
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curlew
  • n  large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill
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curlew sandpiper
  • n  Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew
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curlicue
  • n  a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
  • n  a short twisting line
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curling iron
  • n  a cylindrical metal home appliance that heats a lock of hair that has been curled around it
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curly-coated retriever
  • n  an English breed having a tightly curled black or liver-colored coat; retrieves game from land or water
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curly-heads
  • n  shrubby clematis of the eastern United States having curly foliage
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curly clematis
  • n  climber of southern United States having bluish-purple flowers
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curly grass
  • n  rare small fern of northeastern North America having numerous slender spiraling fronds and forming dense tufts
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curly grass fern
  • n  rare small fern of northeastern North America having numerous slender spiraling fronds and forming dense tufts
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curly pondweed
  • n  European herb naturalized in the eastern United States and California
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curlycup gumweed
  • n  perennial gumweed of western and central North America
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