Definitions for exotic
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word exotic.
being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world
"alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine"
strikingly strange or unusual
"an exotic hair style"; "protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants"; "the exotic landscape of a dead planet"
An organism that is exotic to an environment.
An exotic dancer; a stripteaser.
Any exotic particle.
Glueballs, theoretical particles composed only of gluons, are exotics.
Foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign.
Non-native to the ecosystem.
Exotic refers to something that is foreign, non-native, unusual or different from the norm. It often implies an element of intrigue or mysteriousness and can be related to plants, animals, cultures, or places that are not commonly found or experienced in one's local environment or society. It can also describe anything that has characteristics which are strikingly unusual or distinctly unique.
introduced from a foreign country; not native; extraneous; foreign; as, an exotic plant; an exotic term or word
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
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. exōtikos—exō, outside.]
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
Rank popularity for the word 'exotic' in Adjectives Frequency: #949
The numerical value of exotic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of exotic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
If you are going to a destination where the food might be more exotic than usual, always err on the side of caution.
The more exotic, the better. ... We're so used to giving a dog a kiss, but we're not used to giving a lion a kiss, there are some people who make a living making your favorite cat or your favorite dog into a stuffed animal so you can always have it with you, but that's really morbid in a way.
Imagine a world in which you are deciding to travel somewhere exotic. And you discover that you need a vaccine that may not be stocked in your neighborhood clinic, fifteen, 20 minutes later, you have your exotic vaccine that was delivered to your corner clinic.
We came to these crossroads of making it more exotic and dramatic.
I was lucky that one of my first movies, 'One Million Years B.C.' was made in Europe by a British company. The Brits, and a lot of the rest of Europe, seemed to really love exotic women. The fact that I was American and exotic just made me more appealing to them.
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- exòticCatalan, Valencian
- cizokrajný, exotickýCzech
- ekzota, ekzotikaEsperanto
- eilthireach, coimheachScottish Gaelic
- 外来, エキゾチックJapanese
- 이국풍, 이국적, 외래, 외국산Korean
- exótico, exóticaPortuguese
- экзоти́чный, экзоти́ческийRussian
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