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.