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coloration

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcolorationcol‧o‧ra‧tion (also colouration British English) /ˌkʌləˈreɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]  COLOUR/COLORthe colours or pattern of colours on a plant or animal
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colorationYet aposematic coloration has not always evolved among kin-grouped prey and we need to identify the variables that are of evolutionary importance.But some edible insects mimic the bright coloration to throw off their enemies.Given strong light, the plant will grow stronger, with deep coloration.Soon the soft sandstone of Glen Canyon was replaced by the fabulous coloration of Marble Canyon.Echeverias are softer in form, many having good flowers and subtle leaf coloration.Even if you shed your red suspenders and adopted protective coloration, you were easily identifiable as a trainee.As far as Poulton was concerned, the fact that many animals possessed protective coloration proved the effectiveness of natural selection.I had a wife who after twenty-five years of marriage took on the coloration of the 196os.
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