Exotic meaning

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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.

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Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange.
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From another part of the world; foreign.

Exotic tropical plants in a greenhouse.

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Foreign, especially in an exciting way.

Exotic appearance.

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Strange or different in a way that is striking or fascinating; strangely beautiful, enticing, etc.
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One that is exotic.
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A foreign or imported thing.
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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.

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(biology) An organism that is exotic to an environment.
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(physics) Any exotic particle.

Glueballs, theoretical particles composed only of gluons, are exotics.

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Of or involving striptease.

An exotic dancer.

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Foreign; not native.
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A plant that is not native.
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An exotic dancer; a stripteaser.
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Exotic is defined as a strip tease dance.

An example of exotic is the type of dancing someone would find at a strip club.

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A striptease performer.
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Origin of exotic

  • Latin exōticus from Greek exōtikos from exō outside exo–

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary