Definition of exotica in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɒtɪkə/

plural noun

Objects considered interesting because they are out of the ordinary, especially because they originated in a distant foreign country.
Example sentences
  • 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).

Words that rhyme with exotica

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