coloration or anything likened to it that eliminates or reduces visibility or conspicuousness.
Why Does France Avoid English Loanwords?Why does France hate English loanwords? France has a très rich literary and linguistic culture. So, it’s not surprising that their government takes a dim view to any intrusions made to it by, er, outside influences. As an article in The Guardian notes, “France’s identity has long been bound up with its language, more so possibly than anywhere else.” They also add that “France is …
Origin of protective coloration
First recorded in 1890–95
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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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