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exotic

[ig′zäd·ik]
(ecology)
Not endemic to an area.
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The real and the imaginary were elaborated into a fantastic fantasy to fulfil their own emotional needs and lead to the development of an Oriental lore with its exoticness depicted on elaborately decorated canvasses.
If the particular specifics of New Zealand life or landscape were foregrounded, these depictions emphasized their exoticness and hence their curiosity value for overseas audiences.
In fact, the production of these mica and crystal quartz craft items in the Appalachian Summit proper may have lent them even more ritual power than that afforded by the exoticness of the raw material alone, imbuing them "with the extraordinary or cosmological powers of the .
Taking your body into spaces of the other and coming back to tell about it does not make you an expert on diversity or culture; it makes you someone who loves to visit the margins of Whiteness and then come back to tell about its exoticness.
The importance of reporting about food resided in its exoticness, which emphasized the uniqueness of the foreign experience.
Bright and pastel florals suddenly take on a flamenco-inspired exoticness against such an extreme contrast.
Their exoticness related to the distant Aegean, however, remained an important element in their accruement of prestige and explains their presence on the walls of a Syrian palatial structure.