- To imitate, especially in order to ridicule.
- (biology) To take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage.
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to imitate, especially in order to ridicule
biology: to take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage
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mimic (plural mimics)
a person who practices mimicry, or mime
imitation — see imitation
- Pertaining to mimicry; imitative.
- I think every man is cloied and wearied, with seeing so many apish and mimicke trickes, that juglers teach their Dogges, as the dances, where they misse not one cadence of the sounds or notes they heare […].
- Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes / To imitate her.
- Mimic hootings.
- Mock, pretended.
- (mineralogy) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.