exotic

[ig-zot-ik] /ɪgˈzɒt ɪk/
adjective
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."
noun
5.
something that is exotic:
"The flower show included several tropical exotics with showy blooms."
6.
an exotic dancer; stripper.
Origin
1590–1600; < Latin exōticus < Greek exōtikós foreign. See exo-, -tic
Related forms
exotically, adverb
exoticness, noun
nonexotic, adjective
nonexotically, adverb
unexotic, adjective
unexotically, adverb
Can be confused
erotic, erratic, exotic.
British Dictionary definitions for exotically
exotic (ɪɡˈzɒtɪk)
 
adj
1.  originating in a foreign country, esp one in the tropics; not native: an exotic plant
2.  having a strange or bizarre allure, beauty, or quality
3.  (NZ) (of trees, esp pine trees) native to the northern hemisphere but cultivated in New Zealand: an exotic forest
4.  of or relating to striptease
 
n
5.  an exotic person or thing
 
[C16: from Latin exōticus, from Greek exōtikos foreign, from exō outside]
 
ex'otically
 
adv
 
ex'oticism
 
n
 
ex'oticness
 
n

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Word Origin and History for exotically
exotic
1590s, "belonging to another country," from L. exoticus, from Gk. exotikos "foreign," lit. "from the outside," from exo- "outside," from ex "out of." Sense of "unusual, strange" first recorded in English 1620s, from notion of "alien, outlandish." In reference to strip-teasers and dancing girls, it is first attested 1954, Amer.Eng.
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