exotic

Part of speech:

Of foreign origin.

Part of speech: noun

Something not native, as a plant.

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Usage examples "exotic":

  1. As for Mary, she was out of the exotic atmosphere of gossip and scandal and system- mongering. - "The Guests Of Hercules", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
  2. Although in the minor mode there is mental strength in the piece, with its exotic scale of the augmented second, and its trio is hearty. - "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.
  3. The air was hot and heavy, and filled with exotic smells, and the sound of alien voices gave Evelyn the sense of change and contrast she had sought. - "The Coast of Adventure", Harold Bindloss.