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Meaning of EXOTIC

Pronunciation:  ig'zâtik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  strikingly strange or unusual; "exotic costumes from the Far East"; "an exotic hair style"
  2. [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"

EXOTIC is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: alien, foreign, strange, unusual



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Not native to a given area; either intentionally transplanted from another region or introduced accidentally.
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