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Other Exotic Definition

[adj] strikingly strange or unusual; "exotic costumes from the Far East"; "an exotic hair style"
[adj] being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "moved to a strange country"

Misc. Definitions

\Ex*ot"ic\, a. [L. exoticus, Gr. ? fr. 'e`xw outside: cf. F. exotique. See {Exoteric}.] Introduced from a foreign country; not native; extraneous; foreign; as, an exotic plant; an exotic term or word. Nothing was so splendid and exotic as the ambassador. --Evelyn.
\Ex*ot"ic\, n. Anything of foreign origin; something not of native growth, as a plant, a word, a custom. Plants that are unknown to Italy, and such as the gardeners call exotics. --Addison.

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