flash color

noun

Definition of flash color

: a patch of bright color that is apparent only during motion on an otherwise neutrally tinted animal and that is believed to distract the attention of pursuers who lose sight of the prey when it comes to rest and the bright patch is obscured — compare warning coloration

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“Flash color.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flash%20color. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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