Definition of coloration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English also colouration) noun
BrE BrE//ˌkʌləˈreɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʌləˈreɪʃn//
[uncountable] (specialist)
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the natural colours and patterns on a plant or an animal Many insects have bright coloration, which has evolved as a protection against predators. The coloration of the leaves is deeper purple or mauve. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from late Latin coloratio(n-), from colorare ‘to colour’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coloration