noun bio·mim·ic·ry \¦bī-(ˌ)ō-¦mi-mi-krē\

Definition of biomimicry

  1. :  the imitation of natural biological designs or processes in engineering or invention :  biomimetics In 1948, while walking in the woods, Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral noticed how cockleburs stuck to his dog's coat. The result? Velcro: a paragon of biomimicry in practice. — Andy Isaacson, National Geographic Adventure, December 2007

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a trip made at another's expense

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