coloration or anything likened to it that eliminates or reduces visibility or conspicuousness.
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How to use protective coloration in a sentence
A very handsome little species occuring rarely with us, or perhaps overlooked by virtue of its protective coloration.The North American Slime-Moulds | Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
In some quarters it is the present fashion to doubt protective coloration entirely.
This sort of protective appearance is intensified by exactly the same means as that which brought about protective coloration.
One aspect of protective coloration has been brought to our attention by the artist, Mr. Abbott N. Thayer.
Its commonest form is the protective coloration of a neutral respectability, an insipidity of character.Human Nature and Conduct | John Dewey
British Dictionary definitions for protective coloration
the coloration of an animal that enables it to blend with its surroundings and therefore escape the attention of predators
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