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exotic

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adjective ex·ot·ic \ig-ˈzä-tik\

Definition of exotic

  1. 1 :  introduced from another country :  not native to the place where found <exotic plants>

  2. 2 archaic :  foreign, alien

  3. 3 :  strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual <exotic flavors>

  4. 4 :  of or relating to striptease <exotic dancing>

exotically

play \ig-ˈzä-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

exoticness

play \ig-ˈzä-tik-nəs\ noun

Examples of exotic in a sentence

  1. She's known for her exotic tastes.

  2. <the gradual disappearance of exotic lands in a culturally homogenized world>

Origin and Etymology of exotic

Latin exoticus, from Greek exōtikos, from exō


First Known Use: 1599


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exotic

noun ex·ot·ic

Definition of exotic

  1. 1 :  one (as a plant or animal) that is exotic

  2. 2 :  stripteaser

  3. 3 :  exotic shorthair

Examples of exotic in a sentence

  1. Some native species are being crowded out by exotics.

  2. <the botanical garden boasts an array of horticultural exotics from around the world>

1645

First Known Use of exotic

1645


EXOTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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exotic

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adjective ex·ot·ic \ig-ˈzä-tik\

Definition of exotic for English Language Learners

  • : very different, strange, or unusual

  • of a plant or animal : not living or growing naturally in a particular area : from another part of the world


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exotic

noun ex·ot·ic

Definition of exotic for English Language Learners

  • : a plant or animal that does not live or grow naturally in a particular area


EXOTIC Defined for Kids

exotic

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adjective ex·ot·ic \ig-ˈzä-tik\

Definition of exotic for Students

  1. 1 :  very different, strange, or unusual

  2. 2 :  introduced from another country :  not native <exotic plants>



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