protective colouring

биол. покровительственная окраска, защитная окраска

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • protective colouring — /prətɛktɪv ˈkʌlərɪŋ/ (say pruhtektiv kuluhring) noun colouring assumed by various animals in their natural surroundings, rendering them inconspicuous to their enemies. Also, protective coloring …   Australian English dictionary

  • colouring — n. artificial; natural; protective colouring * * * [ kʌl(ə)rɪŋ] colour line n. [ social boundary between races of different color ] to cross the colouring natural protective colouring color Hue artificial …   Combinatory dictionary

  • protective — adj. & n. topdash.adj. 1 protecting; intended or intending to protect. 2 (of food) protecting against deficiency diseases. n. something that protects, esp. a condom. Phrases and idioms: protective clothing clothing worn to shield the body from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • colouring */ — UK [ˈkʌlərɪŋ] / US noun Word forms colouring : singular colouring plural colourings 1) a) [uncountable] the colour of someone s hair, skin, and eyes She has the same colouring as her brother. b) the colours of an object, animal, or plant the… …   English dictionary

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  • Italy — /it l ee/, n. a republic in S Europe, comprising a peninsula S of the Alps, and Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, and other smaller islands: a kingdom 1870 1946. 57,534,088; 116,294 sq. mi. (301,200 sq. km). Cap.: Rome. Italian, Italia. * * * Italy… …   Universalium

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  • nightjar — /nuyt jahr /, n. 1. a nocturnal European bird, Caprimulgus europaeus, of the family Caprimulgidae, having a short bill and a wide mouth and feeding on insects captured in the air. 2. Also called goatsucker. any other nocturnal or crepuscular bird …   Universalium

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  • Animal colouration — has been a topic of interest and research in biology for well over a century. Colours may be cryptic (functioning as an adaptation allowing the prevention of prey detection; aposematic (functioning as a warning of unprofitability) or may be the… …   Wikipedia

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