Definition of exotica in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɒtɪkə
, ɛɡ-/


Objects considered interesting because they are out of the ordinary, especially because they originated in a distant foreign country.
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  • Of course, from beneath the seductive exotica, dark underbellies of distant locales show through.
  • We are less interested in exotica than cases which entailed interdisciplinary management and raised challenging clinical, management, or ethical issues.
  • A collection of remixed tiki exotica really gets you straddling both sides of the fence.


late 19th century: from Latin, neuter plural of exoticus 'foreign' (see exotic).

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