Mimic

Definition of Mimic

Mim´ic
a.1.
1.Imitative; mimetic.
Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes
To imitate her.
- Milton.
Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical.
- W. Wotton.
2.Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures.
3.(Min.) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; - applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
Mimic beetle
(Zool.) a beetle that feigns death when disturbed, esp. the species of Hister and allied genera.
n.1.One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon.
v. t.1.To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.
The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply,
The habit mimic, and the mien belie.
- Dryden.
2.(Biol.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage.

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