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Definition of EXOTIC

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Exotic \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. [1913 Webster]

           Nothing was so splendid and exotic as the ambassador.
                                                    --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Exotic \Ex*ot"ic\, n.
     Anything of foreign origin; something not of native growth, as a plant, a word, a custom. [1913 Webster]

           Plants that are unknown to Italy, and such as the gardeners call exotics.                  --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

145 Moby Thesaurus words for "exotic":
     alien, alluring, apart, appealing, appetizing, asunder, at a distance, attractive, away, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, beguiling, belly, bewitching, bizarre, blandishing, bottomless, bright, bright-hued, brilliant, burning, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, colorful, colory, come-hither, coquettish, crazy, deep-colored, detached, different, disconnected, discrete, disjunct, disrelated, dissociated, distal, distant, enchanting, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, exciting, exterior, external, extraneous, extraordinary, extraterrestrial, extrinsic, far, far off, faraway, fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, foreign, foreign-born, gay, gay-colored, glamorous, go-go, gorgeous, high-colored, hypnotic, imported, incommensurable, incomparable, independent, insular, intense, interesting, intriguing, intrusive, inviting, irrelative, irresistible, isolated, long-distance, long-range, mesmeric, mouth-watering, mysterious, naturalized, nude, odd, other, outland, outlandish, outside, peculiar, piquant, prepossessing, provocative, provoquant, ravishing, remarkable, remote, removed, rich, rich-colored, romanesque, romantic, seducing, seductive, segregate, separate, separated, singular, siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, strange, striptease, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, tickling, titillating, titillative, topless, ulterior, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unconnected, unearthly, unfamiliar, unique, unrelatable, unrelated, unusual, vivid, weird, winning, winsome, witching


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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