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exotic

[ig′zäd·ik]
(ecology)
Not endemic to an area.
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At night she often looked very attractive, she put on a gown which was almost a dinner dress, and she wore a chain of garnets round her neck; the lace about her bosom and at her elbows gave her a pleasant softness, and the scent she wore (at Blackstable no one used anything but Eau de Cologne, and that only on Sundays or when suffering from a sick headache) was troubling and exotic. She really looked very young then.
There was nothing very inviting in the object, but Mr Nickleby was wrapt in a brown study, and sat contemplating it with far greater attention than, in a more conscious mood, he would have deigned to bestow upon the rarest exotic. At length, his eyes wandered to a little dirty window on the left, through which the face of the clerk was dimly visible; that worthy chancing to look up, he beckoned him to attend.
Many exotic plants have pollen utterly worthless, in the same exact condition as in the most sterile hybrids.
Looking back at the old town, with its one steep street climbing the white face of the chalk hill, I remembered what wonderful exotic women Thomas Hardy had found eating their hearts out behind the windows of dull country high streets, through which hung waving no banners of romance, outwardly as unpromising of adventure as the windows of the town I had left.
Acclimated by years of confinement in the zoological gardens, they were fitted to resume in England the wild existence for which nature had intended them, and once free, had evidently bred prolifically, in marked contrast to the captive exotics of twentieth century Pan-America, which had gradually become fewer until extinction occurred some time during the twenty-first century.
Many factors have been identified that may support exotic invasion and maintenance in plant communities (Smith and Knapp, 1999); and numerous studies to date have focused on both biotic and physical factors that influence exotic species recruitment, establishment, and competitive interactions in ecosystems.
The RSPCA says it received more than 40 calls a day about exotic animals during 2018 across England and Wales - with 490 calls about neglected, abandoned and stray exotic animals in Hampshire over the 12 months.
THE case of a 7ft snake, dumped on a Loughborough doorstep, has been highlighted in the annual RSPCA statistics on exotic animals.
Morton also loves working with exotic pets like birds, reptiles and pocket pets.
The RSPCA received calls about exotic animals on more than 120 occasions last year.
A SIX foot long boa constrictor discovered in Sutton Park was among 607 calls about exotic animals received by the RSPCA in the West Midlands last year.
MORE than 4,000 exotic pets including monkeys, bearded dragons and even a wallaby were rescued by animal officers in England and Wales last year.