Etymology
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mimicry (n.)

"an act of imitation in speech, manner, or appearance," 1680s; see mimic (adj.) + -ry. The zoological sense of "the external simulation of something else in form, color, etc." is from 1861.

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Definitions of mimicry

mimicry (n.)
the act of mimicking; imitative behavior;
Synonyms: apery
mimicry (n.)
the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators;
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