Definition of Exotic

1. Adjective. Being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world. "Exotic cuisine"

Exact synonyms: Alien
Similar to: Foreign, Strange
Derivative terms: Alien, Alien, Alien, Exoticness

2. Adjective. Strikingly strange or unusual. "The exotic landscape of a dead planet"
Similar to: Strange, Unusual
Derivative terms: Exoticness

Definition of Exotic

1. a. Introduced from a foreign country; not native; extraneous; foreign; as, an exotic plant; an exotic term or word.

2. n. Anything of foreign origin; something not of native growth, as a plant, a word, a custom.

Definition of Exotic

1. Adjective. Foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign. ¹

2. Adjective. Non-native to the ecosystem. ¹

3. Noun. (biology) An organism that is exotic to an environment. ¹

4. Noun. An exotic dancer; a stripteaser. ¹

5. Noun. (physics) Any exotic particle. ¹

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Definition of Exotic

1. something from another part of the world [n -S]

Medical Definition of Exotic

1. Not native to a given area, either intentionally transplanted from another region or introduced accidentally. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exotic

exothermic reaction
exotic (current term)
exotic atom
exotic baryon
exotic belly dancer
exotic cheroot
exotic cheroots
exotic dancer
exotic dancers
exotic species
exotic sphere
exotic spheres

Literary usage of Exotic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1904)
"They found the exotic sitting on the garden - seat in the archway nursing his ankle ... The exotic complained that he had been very much hurt by somebody's ..."

2. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India by Geological Survey of India (1904)
"The thickness of these rocks is more considerable than either north or south of the high plateau and the number and rise of the exotic ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"exotic Blocks in the Eocene Schists of the Alps.—The Eocene schists of the Alps have long been known to include exotic 1 Amer. Jour. ScL, III, 1897, p. ..."

4. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1853)
"ON THE CULTIVATION OF exotic FRUITS. By P. Wallace, Chiswick House. (Communicated December 1th, 1852.) WHEN we consider the success which attended the ..."

5. Yellow Fever, Considered in Its Historical, Pathological, Etiological, and by René La Roche (1855)
"Exemption of other parts from tiie Disease when it prevails in some places, no Proof of its exotic Origin and Contagious Character. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"... which differ from the exotic species in having a mantle with a plain instead of fringed ... Description of a new exotic Melania BY GEORGE W. TRYON, JR. ..."

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