colorative

adjective
col·​or·​a·​tive
variants: or British colourative \ ˈkələˌrātiv \

Definition of colorative

1 : that colors
2 : consisting of or depending upon coloration the colorative protection of certain animals

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First Known Use of colorative

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for colorative

coloration + -ive

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