Meaning of “exotic” in the English Dictionary

"exotic" in British English

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uk /ɪɡˈzɒt.ɪk/ us /ɪɡˈzɑː.t̬ɪk/

B2 unusual and exciting because of coming (or seeming to come) from far away, especially a tropical country:

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  • The courtyard was full of exotic plants in terracotta pots.
  • The menu described the dessert as 'a medley of exotic fruits'.
  • We only had half an hour to see her before she was whisked off to some exotic location.
  • Wherever does he get the money from to go on all these exotic journeys?
  • She has rather a penchant for exotic clothes.
adverb uk /ɪɡˈzɒt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /ɪɡˈzɑː.t̬ɪ.kəl.i/

exotically dressed dancers

(Definition of “exotic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exotic" in American English

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exoticadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪɡˈzɑt̬·ɪk/

unusual and specially interesting because of coming from a country that is far away:

exotic pets like snakes and tropical birds

(Definition of “exotic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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