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camouflage

a disguise resulting from an organism having similar coloration to the background, or markings which cause breaking of the outline (DISRUPTIVE COLORATION), so that the organism blends into the background and is hidden from predators. See CRYPTIC COLORATION.
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Many birds have coloring that allows them to be disguised and camouflaged, such as the snowy owl blending in with snow.
Some bugs are camouflaged by disguise--they resemble their surroundings.
22 and is sharp-eyed enough to call for a camouflaged rifle.
The camouflaged sites, however, can cost "much, much more," because, as a representative of Summit Manufacturing of West Hazleton, PA said, they would be "cladding the pole with fake bark.
is working on in its supersecret facility camouflaged as a very tall hedge.
To determine if the strong preference for decorating with Dictyota menstrualis decreased predation on crabs, we compared field predation rates on crabs camouflaged with this preferred decoration species vs.
Ironically, the camouflaged characters sometimes turned into unintentional expressions of gay rage.
Camouflaged clothing introduced during the 1950s, '60s and even the early 1970s generally relied on patterns that weren't all that different than the military patterns of WWII.