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definition of the word peculiar

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From Latin peculiaris.

peculiar (comparative more peculiar, superlative most peculiar)

Positive
peculiar

Comparative
more peculiar

Superlative
most peculiar

  1. Out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual.
    It's rather peculiar to see a Kangaroo outside of a zoo in America.
  2. Common or usual for a certain place or circumstance; specific or particular.
    Kangaroos are peculiar to Australia.
    • 1863, Thomas Huxley, Collected Essays:  
      As soon as that operation has taken place, the food is passed down to the stomach, and there it is mixed with the chemical fluid called the gastric juice, a substance which has the peculiar property of making soluble and dissolving out the nutritious matter in the grass, and leaving behind those parts which are not nutritious;


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