Things that are curiously unusual or excitingly strange: such gustatory exotica as killer bee honey and fresh catnip sauce. (noun-plural)
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Use "exotica" in a sentence
"He shows us his Silicon Projectile Centrifuge (a lovely lethal weapon that shoots marbles at high velocity), a combination lamp/bong, and other exotica from the halls of beautiful Eccentric Manors."
"Where Esquivel is all over-the-top big-band pyrotechnics, Denny's music also known as exotica is mellow, quiet, dreamy, drawing from jazz, pop, classical and "third stream" music."
"I'm guessing it was no more "authentic" than the opera itself, which shamelessly indulges itself and the audience in exotica."