exotic[eg zät′ik, ig-]
The mangosteen is an exotic fruit.
- Exotic is defined as a strip tease dance.
An example of exotic is the type of dancing someone would find at a strip club.
- The definition of exotic is someone or something that is foreign or unusual in an interesting way.
- An example of exotic is the fruit mangosteen.
- An example of exotic is having a pet skunk.
- Exotic means someone or something that is foreign or unusual.
An example of exotic is the kudzu plant from South Asia which grows wild along the roadway in the southeastern United States.
- foreign; not native
- strange or different in a way that is striking or fascinating; strangely beautiful, enticing, etc.
Origin of exoticClassical Latin exoticus ; from Classical Greek exōtikos ; from exō, outside: see ex-
- a foreign or imported thing
- a plant that is not native
- exotic dancer
- From another part of the world; foreign: exotic tropical plants in a greenhouse. See Synonyms at foreign.
- Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange: “If something can be explained simply, in a familiar way, then it is best to avoid more exotic explanations” (Chet Raymo). See Synonyms at fantastic.
- Of or involving striptease: an exotic dancer.
- One that is exotic.
- A striptease performer.
Origin of exoticLatin exōticus, from Greek exōtikos, from exō, outside; see exo–.
(comparative more exotic, superlative most exotic)
From Middle French exotique, from Latin exoticus, from Ancient Greek ἐξωτικός (eksotikos, “foreign”), literally "from the outside", from ἐξω- (ekso, “outside”), from ἐξ (eks, “out of”).