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ex·ot·i·ca

 (ĭg-zŏt′ĭ-kə)
pl.n.
Things that are curiously unusual or excitingly strange: such gustatory exotica as killer bee honey and fresh catnip sauce.

[Latin exōtica, from neuter pl. of exōticus, exotic; see exotic.]
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exotica

(ɪɡˈzɒtɪkə)
pl n
exotic objects, esp when forming a collection
[C19: Latin, neuter plural of exōticus; see exotic]
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ex•ot•i•ca

(ɪgˈzɒt ɪ kə)

n.pl.
exotic things or objects.
[1875–80; < Latin, neuter pl. of exōticus exotic]
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Translations
egzotika

exotica

[ɪgˈzɒtɪkə] NPLobjetos mpl exóticos
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exotica

plExotika pl; a museum of exotica (fig)ein Raritätenkabinett nt
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