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exotic

[ig′zäd·ik]
(ecology)
Not endemic to an area.
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What once was a large garden was now all grown over with weeds, through which, here and there, some solitary exotic reared its forsaken head.
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.
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.
Many exotic plants have pollen utterly worthless, in the same exact condition as in the most sterile hybrids.
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.
So forget about investment potential and buy an exotic car for what it can offer you today--a pulse-quickening ride, head-turning looks and an ego-boosting experience.
The proliferation of what Fed chairman Alan Greenspan dubbed exotic mortgage products such as adjustable rate loans, piggyback loans, interest only loans, and home equity loans, whose monthly payments can as much as double if interest rates rise to not unfathomable levels, as well as mixed economic signals such as choppy job growth, and the way real estate appreciation has exceeded salary increases have provided fuel for many an apocalyptic scenario.
An eye-catching and refreshing new look has been unveiled by Rubicon, the UK's leading exotic juice drinks supplier.
Exotic animals have specific needs regarding their care, but are all too often purchased by people who are unaware of the resources and commitment needed to care for them in the proper manner.
Keep the height: Queeley avoids overcutting exotic flowers, which tend to offer great length.
Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris.
increasing number of exotic pet owners in the Midlands lack the specialist knowledge to look after their animals.