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

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

  2. Exoticnoun

    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. Jeff Lowe:

    Joe Exotic is guilty of a litany of charges for which Joe Exotic was never charged, but Joe Exotic 22 years sentence was too harsh, there are murderers who are sentenced to less time.

  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. Jimmy Vallee:

    We are seeing more exotic financing transactions... notably the swapping of unsecured notes for second-lien and third-lien secured indebtedness.

  4. Howard Schultz:

    This is an opportunity for us to educate our core customer and new customers about the exotic nature of these rare, small-lot coffees.

  5. Sam Bompas:

    I'm obsessed with ultra exotic fruits.

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