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 for exotic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exotic \Ex*ot"ic\, n.
     Anything of foreign origin; something not of native growth,
     as a plant, a word, a custom.
     [1913 Webster]
           Plants that are unknown to Italy, and such as the
           gardeners call exotics.                  --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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, exotic]
      2: strikingly strange or unusual; "an exotic hair style";
         "protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants";
         "the exotic landscape of a dead planet"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  145 Moby Thesaurus words for "exotic":
     alien, alluring, apart, appealing, appetizing, asunder,
     at a distance, attractive, away, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous,
     beguiling, belly, bewitching, bizarre, blandishing, bottomless,
     bright, bright-hued, brilliant, burning, cajoling, captivating,
     catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, colorful, colory,
     come-hither, coquettish, crazy, deep-colored, detached, different,
     disconnected, discrete, disjunct, disrelated, dissociated, distal,
     distant, enchanting, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing,
     entrancing, exciting, exterior, external, extraneous,
     extraordinary, extraterrestrial, extrinsic, far, far off, faraway,
     fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, foreign, foreign-born, gay,
     gay-colored, glamorous, go-go, gorgeous, high-colored, hypnotic,
     imported, incommensurable, incomparable, independent, insular,
     intense, interesting, intriguing, intrusive, inviting, irrelative,
     irresistible, isolated, long-distance, long-range, mesmeric,
     mouth-watering, mysterious, naturalized, nude, odd, other, outland,
     outlandish, outside, peculiar, piquant, prepossessing, provocative,
     provoquant, ravishing, remarkable, remote, removed, rich,
     rich-colored, romanesque, romantic, seducing, seductive, segregate,
     separate, separated, singular, siren, sirenic, spellbinding,
     spellful, strange, striptease, taking, tantalizing, teasing,
     tempting, tickling, titillating, titillative, topless, ulterior,
     unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unconnected, unearthly,
     unfamiliar, unique, unrelatable, unrelated, unusual, vivid, weird,
     winning, winsome, witching

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