- exostosis cartilaginea,
- exotic dancer,
Origin of exotic
Examples from the Web for exotic
The smell of grilled meat mixes with the exotic wafts of cinnamon tea served with a mush of sweet brown dessert.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
While the chicken today might be the least exotic bird one can think of, it was once a gift that wowed kings.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Europeans seem to find them exotic, an odd case of culture-envy in reverse.
Hollywood, too, became enraptured by the exotic abyss of Stanleyville.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From expensive art to rigs, exotic animals to royalty, the requests kept coming.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.|Abby Haglage|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The woods, and indeed all out-doors at Ceylon, seemed like a conservatory of exotic birds and flowers.Due West|Maturin Murray Ballou
Her sound practicalness rang harshly in the exotic atmosphere of the room.Red-Robin|Jane Abbott
Half-veiled by their long lashes, his exotic eyes rested like a cat's on his old enemy.The Passing of Ku Sui|Anthony Gilmore
The perfume was faintly medicinal, but it filled her brain with exotic visions.The Garden Of Allah|Robert Hichens
The Hungarian and Russian ladies wear their national costumes, which are very striking and make them all look like exotic queens.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912|Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
Word Origin for exotic
1590s, "belonging to another country," from Middle French exotique (16c.) and directly from Latin exoticus, from Greek exotikos "foreign," literally "from the outside," from exo "outside" (see exo-). Sense of "unusual, strange" first recorded in English 1620s, from notion of "alien, outlandish." In reference to strip-teasers and dancing girls, it is first attested by 1942, American English.
Exotic dancer in the nightclub trade means a girl who goes through a few motions while wearing as few clothes as the cops will allow in the city where she is working ... ["Life," May 5, 1947]
As a noun from 1640s.