- Mimicry Mim"ic*ry, n.
1. The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation
for sport or ridicule.
2. (Biol.) Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, -- a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; imitation; mimesis; mimetism. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.