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See also: exòtic
- Foreign, especially in an exciting way.
- an exotic appearance
- John Evelyn (1620-1706)
- Nothing was so splendid and exotic as the ambassador.
1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Tremarn Case:
- “Two or three months more went by ; the public were eagerly awaiting the arrival of this semi-exotic claimant to an English peerage, and sensations, surpassing those of the Tichbourne case, were looked forward to with palpitating interest. […]”
2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55:
- Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.
- Non-native to the ecosystem.
- (finance) Being or relating to an option with features that make it more complex than commonly traded options.
foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign
non-native to the ecosystem
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exotic (plural exotics)
- (biology) An organism that is exotic to an environment.
- An exotic dancer; a stripteaser.
- (physics) Any exotic particle.
- Glueballs, theoretical particles composed only of gluons, are exotics.
declension of exotic