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]

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