exoticness

exotic

[ig-zot-ik]
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

exotically, adverb
exoticness, noun
nonexotic, adjective
nonexotically, adverb
unexotic, adjective
unexotically, adverb

erotic, erratic, exotic.
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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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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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