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exotic

(ĕg-zŏt′ĭk) [Gr. exotikos]
Not native; originating in another part of the world.

exotic

not native, not indigenous.
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While exotic cars depreciate quickly, they may "fully depreciate" within five years and then remain level for a long period of time.
While the number and impact of exotic loans has been played down by some, they make up not an insignificant portion of the mortgages being signed in New York City and Long Island.
Care: Exotics can enjoy a full week of blooms, Queeley says.
Despite these social history aspects of her work, Robbins is most concerned with her exotic animals as cultural metaphors.
When asked how to tell if an exotic animal was ill, 16 per cent of pet shops claimed the animal would never get ill.
Notwithstanding the damaging exotic insects and diseases which we have introduced to our native plants, for the most part our native plants are better adapted to shun the adverse effects of native organisms that bug them.
These observations support the hypothesis that the ferns are dependent on a leafy cushion on the forest floor and "that the removal of this [layer] by exotic earthworms may lead to the extinction of this species," warns Gundale.
The MPF reseeds, performs controlled burns, regulates grazing and removes exotic species and trees from the prairie to restore the habitat for the endangered prairie chickens, as well as for quail, pheasants and other wildlife.
Davies was banned for two years from keeping iguanas or other exotic animals and was also given a two-year conditional discharge.
Most exotic species found in the seed bank were not found in the immediately surrounding vegetation,' King says.
From large mammals to tiny bacteria, exotic species are negatively impacting agriculture, biodiversity, and human health.
Clemente is an artist who can actually evoke the irrevocable, joyful anxiety of giving oneself up to the exotic, and, given this option, what possible use could we have for front-cabin narcissism that dissolves this bright anxiety into a gooey, entropic stew of placeless, timeless hybridity?