Origin of mimicry
Related Words for mimicrypastiche, pretense, imitation, mockery, apery, caricature, camouflage, parody, posture, mimesis, aping, parroting, mocking, mimetism, mimicking
Examples from the Web for mimicry
Contemporary Examples of mimicry
Mimicry is an ingenious survival technique, albeit one that is of little use against bulldozers and chainsaws.Exploring the Amazon, While We Still Can
May 15, 2014
But this was an element of Jeff that I understood; his mimicry and his retention for music and melody.‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’: Penn Badgley on Playing Late Musician Jeff Buckley
April 30, 2013
Historical Examples of mimicry
But she brought nothing back except her mimicry of the man's manner.The Christian
The children lie in ambush and fall upon one another in the mimicry of hunting.The Children
Let us take the cases of mimicry amongst lepidoptera and other insects.On the Genesis of Species
St. George Mivart
No fact of your letter has interested me more than that about mimicry.
Terry's voice deepened in mimicry: "'No petticoats for mine!'"Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
- the act or art of copying or imitating closely; mimicking
- the resemblance shown by one animal species, esp an insect, to another, which protects it from predators
Word Origin and History for mimicry
- The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment and protection.
- The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment or protection from predators. See also aggressive mimicry Batesian mimicry Müllerian mimicry.