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  • n. Plural form of exotic.


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  • The introduction of exotics is a threat to native species: tilapia Tilapia nilotica introduced to the coastal lakes threatens native fish.

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • Orientals, or what our French neighbours call exotics, are so common that no one looks at them.

    In the Heart of the Vosges And Other Sketches by a "Devious Traveller"

  • Mount Hope Auction in Mount Hope, Ohio, holds three auctions annually at which it sells domestic and "alternative" livestock, once called "exotics." News

  • The Rolls-Royce and Bentley's Mulsanne are so-called exotics: massive, smooth-riding cars that are full of torque, retail for more than $250,000 and nearly demand to be chauffeur-driven. Top Stories

  • Poorly drafted legislation purports to squelch the threat of invasive species, but does little more than create massive bureaucratic headaches, ignore primary invasive threats (plants, feral domestic animals) for sensationalized "exotics," and lay waste to the herpetoculture, aquaria, and aviculture trades without rational justification.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Purple-leaved sage, with its musky mound of dull, light-absorbing foliage, and the hardy herbaceous salvias have been a mainstay, but there are several dozen "exotics" that are perfectly hardy given the right conditions.

    Stunning salvias

  • He truly loves animals, and the "exotics" fascinate him:I open the orangutan's door and set a pan of fruits, vegetables, and nuts on the floor.

    WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen (Algonquin 2006)

  • The action is in "exotics," such as options linked to other options.

    Sorry, No Crisis Here

  • The traders, who haven't been identified, were part of a desk in Lehman's London offices that trades in "exotics," which are complex derivative products usually structured to suit particular clients.

    Lehman Puts Traders

  • As someone who has lived in Florida much of her life -- where gators, large un-native felines, enormous snakes and all sorts of other "exotics" occasionally get loose in suburbia -- I have mixed feelings.

    once more, with feeling


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