browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
exotic

more about exotic

exotic


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exotic  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  Nothing  was  so  splendid  and  exotic  as  the  ambassador. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exotic 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {alien}, 
  {strange}] 
  2:  strikingly  strange  or  unusual;  "exotic  costumes  from  the  Far 
  East";  "an  exotic  hair  style" 




more about exotic