(noun, adjective)


1. being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

- exotic plants in a greenhouse

- exotic cuisine

Similar word(s): foreign, strange, 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

Similar word(s): strange, unusual

Sentences with exotic as an adjective:

- an exotic appearance


1. (biology) An organism that is exotic to an environment.

2. An exotic dancer; a stripteaser.

3. (physics) Any exotic particle.

- Glueballs, theoretical particles composed only of gluons, are exotics.