Meaning of COLORATION in English

COLORATION

( BrE also col·our·ation ) / ˌkʌləˈreɪʃn; NAmE / noun

[ U ] ( technical ) the natural colours and patterns on a plant or an animal

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WORD ORIGIN

early 17th cent.: from late Latin coloratio(n-) , from colorare to colour.

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