A term used to describe ridiculously high-end cars such as the Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Vector. The so-called poor man's exotic was the Toyota Supra, but the title is now colloquially attributed to the Acura NSX.

Ex*ot"ic (?), a. [L. exoticus, Gr. fr. outside: cf. F. exotique. See Exoteric.]

Introduced from a foreign country; not native; extraneous; foreign; as, an exotic plant; an exotic term or word.

Nothing was so splendid and exotic as the ambassador. Evelyn.

 

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Ex*ot"ic (?), n.

Anything of foreign origin; something not of native growth, as a plant, a word, a custom.

Plants that are unknown to Italy, and such as the gardeners call exotics. Addison.

 

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