A species peculiar to the high desert.
A matter of peculiar interest.
Noticed a peculiar odor in the room.
An example of peculiar is the specific picture that gets pointed out on a tour.
An example of peculiar is a state fair sideshow with strange people.
A bird peculiar to Australia.
Other Word Forms
Origin of peculiar
- Middle English peculier personal from Latin pecūliāris from pecūlium private property peku- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition