Meaning of exotic

ex•ot•ic

Pronunciation: (ig-zot'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of foreign origin or character; not native; introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized or acclimatized: exotic foods; exotic plants.
  2. strikingly unusual or strange in effect or appearance: an exotic hairstyle.
  3. of a uniquely new or experimental nature: exotic weapons.
  4. of, pertaining to, or involving stripteasing: the exotic clubs where strippers are featured.
—n.
  1. something that is exotic: The flower show included several tropical exotics with showy blooms.
  2. an exotic dancer; stripper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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