[mim-ik-ree] /ˈmɪm ɪk ri/
noun, plural mimicries.
the act, practice, or art of .
Biology. the close external resemblance of an organism, the , to some different organism, the model, such that the benefits from the mistaken identity, as seeming to be unpalatable or harmful.
an instance, performance, or result of .
noun (pl) -ries
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
1680s, from mimic + -ry. Zoological sense is from 1861.
mimicry mim·ic·ry (mĭm’ĭ-krē)
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.
abbreviation 1. Member of the Institute of Mining Engineers
[mahym, meem] /maɪm, mim/ noun 1. the art or technique of portraying a character, mood, idea, or narration by gestures and bodily movements; pantomime. 2. an actor who specializes in this art. 3. an ancient Greek or Roman farce that depended for effect largely upon ludicrous actions and gestures. 4. a player in such a […]
/ˌmɪmɪnɪˈpɪmɪnɪ/ adjective 1. a variant of niminy-piminy
/ˈmiːmɪə/ noun 1. (Norse myth) a giant who guarded the well of wisdom near the roots of Yggdrasil