warning coloration

warn·ing col·or·a·tion
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-ning kuhl-uh-rey-shuh n]
    • /ˈwɔr nɪŋ ˌkʌl əˈreɪ ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-ning kuhl-uh-rey-shuh n]
    • /ˈwɔr nɪŋ ˌkʌl əˈreɪ ʃən/

Definitions of warning coloration words

  • noun warning coloration a bold, distinctive pattern of color characteristic of a poisonous or unpalatable organism, as the skunk or the monarch butterfly, that functions as a warning to and defense against predators. 1
  • noun warning coloration bright and striking coloration, as the conspicuous stripes of the skunk, occurring in many distasteful or poisonous animals 0
  • noun warning coloration (biology) A form of aposematism in which a prey organism has conspicuous colors which function in deterring predators from consuming it. 0

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Origin of warning coloration

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30

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Parts of speech for Warning coloration


warning coloration popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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