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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mim·ic Mim·ic·al a.
 1. Imitative; mimetic.
 Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes
 To imitate her.   --Milton.
    Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical.   --W. Wotton.
 2. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures. Mimic hootings.”
 3. Min. Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
 Note: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.