peculiar (

     adj 1: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious
            hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they
            have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name";
            "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something
            definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum
            fellow"; "singular behavior" [syn: curious, funny,
             odd, queer, rum, rummy, singular]
     2: unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the
        particular demands of the job"; "has a paraticular
        preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy
        between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians";
        "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a
        computer"; "my own special chair" [syn: particular(a), peculiar(a),
     3: markedly different from the usual; "a peculiar hobby of
        stuffing and mounting bats"; "a man...feels it a peculiar
        insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman"-Virginia
     4: characteristic of one only; distinctive or special; "the
        peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."-
        R.B.Taney [syn: peculiar(a)]