warning coloration


warning coloration

noun

Definition of WARNING COLORATION

:  conspicuous coloration possessed by an animal (as an insect) otherwise effectively but not obviously defended that serves to warn off potential enemies

First Known Use of WARNING COLORATION

1928

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