Mimic Mim"ic, Mimical Mim"ic*al, a. [L. mimicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? mime: cf. F. mimique. See {Mime}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Imitative; mimetic. [1913 Webster]

Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes To imitate her. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical. --W. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

2. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures. ``Mimic hootings.'' --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

3. (Min.) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry. [1913 Webster]

Note: Mimic often implies something droll or ludicrous, and is less dignified than imitative. [1913 Webster]

{Mimic beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a beetle that feigns death when disturbed, esp. the species of {Hister} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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