What does exotic mean?

Definitions for exotic
ɪgˈzɒt ɪkex·ot·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alien, exotic(adj)

    being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

    "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine"

  2. exotic(adj)

    strikingly strange or unusual

    "an exotic hair style"; "protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants"; "the exotic landscape of a dead planet"

Wiktionary

  1. exotic(Noun)

    An organism that is exotic to an environment.

  2. exotic(Noun)

    An exotic dancer; a stripteaser.

  3. exotic(Noun)

    Any exotic particle.

    Glueballs, theoretical particles composed only of gluons, are exotics.

  4. exotic(Adjective)

    Foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign.

    exotic appearance

  5. exotic(Adjective)

    Non-native to the ecosystem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exotic(adj)

    introduced from a foreign country; not native; extraneous; foreign; as, an exotic plant; an exotic term or word

    Etymology: [L. exoticus, Gr. fr. 'e`xw outside: cf. F. exotique. See Exoteric.]

  2. Exotic(noun)

    anything of foreign origin; something not of native growth, as a plant, a word, a custom

    Etymology: [L. exoticus, Gr. fr. 'e`xw outside: cf. F. exotique. See Exoteric.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exotic

    egz-ot′ik, adj. introduced from a foreign country—the opposite of indigenous.—n. anything of foreign origin: something not native to a country, as a plant, a word, a custom.—ns. Exot′icism, Ex′otism. [L.,—Gr. exōtikosexō, outside.]

Entomology

  1. Exotic

    not a natives of the place where found: an introduced species: also any species occurring in any country outside of the limits of the country whose fauna is under consideration.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exotic' in Adjectives Frequency: #949

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exotic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exotic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of exotic in a Sentence

  1. David Ehrenreich:

    The extreme atmospheric conditions met in WASP-76b and its siblings, other 'ultra-hot' gas giants, are not found anywhere in our solar system and would be very difficult to reproduce in a lab, therefore, these exotic objects are unique laboratories to crash-test our climate models and understand the most extreme forms of atmospheric evolution.

  2. Etienne Rigo:

    Twenty years ago we had wines that had tastes of citrus, lemon and a bit grapefruit. Today we have wines that are closer to exotic products: lychee, pineapple. This is a notable evolution, we had much lighter wines 20 years ago. Today, we have wines that are fatter, with a longer finish and a much longer persistence.

  3. Photographer Selim Harbi:

    For me, it opens a broad spectrum of reflection about the image of Africa -- how is Africa represented, has been represented, has been broadcasted, has been framed and photographed, i want to break the cliche. ... To make people maybe understand that Africa is not an exotic idea. It's not just a mask that you can just put in your house as a decoration.

  4. Nick Pope:

    In speculating about exotic atmospheric plasma phenomena the report's author had made the classic mistake of trying to explain one mystery in terms of another.

  5. Stefanie Powers:

    If you are going to a destination where the food might be more exotic than usual, always err on the side of caution.

Images & Illustrations of exotic

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