• (British) IPA: /ɪɡˈzɒtɪk/
  • (America) IPA: /ɪɡˈzɑtɪk/


  1. Foreign, especially in an exciting way.
    an exotic appearance
    • Nothing was so splendid and exotic as the ambassador.
  2. Non-native to the ecosystem.
  3. (finance) Being or relating to an option with features that make it more complex than commonly traded options.
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exotic (plural exotics)

  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.

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