Mim"ic (?), Mim"ic*al (?), a. [L. mimicus, Gr. , fr. mime: cf. F. mimique. See Mime.]
Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes
To imitate her.
Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical.
Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures.
Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
⇒ Mimic often implies something droll or ludicrous, and is less dignified than imitative.
Mimic beetle Zool., a beetle that feigns death when disturbed, esp. the species of Hister and allied genera.
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