What does exotic mean?

Definitions for exotic
ɪgˈzɒt ɪkex·ot·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alien, exoticadjective

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

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

  2. exoticadjective

    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. exoticnoun

    An organism that is exotic to an environment.

  2. exoticnoun

    An exotic dancer; a stripteaser.

  3. exoticnoun

    Any exotic particle.

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

  4. exoticadjective

    Foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign.

    exotic appearance

  5. exoticadjective

    Non-native to the ecosystem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exoticadjective

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

  2. Exoticnoun

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

  3. 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. Dejan Stojanovic:

    I visited many places, some of them quite exotic and far away, but I always returned to myself.

  2. 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.

  3. Jill Failla:

    Americans are increasingly traveling to international destinations, and there's added excitement around menu items that have been developed for these global markets, it makes a regular menu item more exotic and fun.

  4. Mark Christmann:

    It’s not something you see every day, especially with exotic meat.

  5. Marty Irby:

    Were thrilled to see a light at the end of the tunnel with Chinas proposal to reclassify dogs as companion animals and bring an end to dog meat trade, these animals are our dutiful companions and not our dinner fare. If COVID19 has taught us anything, its that we can not allow infectious practices such as eating bats, dogs, cats, pangolins, and other exotic creatures to continue not only for the welfare of the animals, but for the heath and safety of the human race and global economy. Its believed that the coronavirus pandemic originated from a wet market in Wuhan, China. Marty Irby added that.

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