Ex·ot·ic a. 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.
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.
adj 1: being or from or characteristic of another place or part of
the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a
greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine" [syn: alien]
2: strikingly strange or unusual; "an exotic hair style";
"protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic
variants"; "the exotic landscape of a dead planet"