foreign or unfamiliar things, as curious or rare art objects, strange customs, etc.
Origin of exoticaModern Latin ; from L, neuter plural of exoticus, exotic
Things that are curiously unusual or excitingly strange: such gustatory exotica as killer bee honey and fresh catnip sauce.
Origin of exoticaLatin ex&omacron;tica, from neuter pl. of ex&omacron;ticus, exotic; see exotic.