Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “coloration”

coloration

noun [U] uk   /ˌkʌl.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ specialized us  
the fact of colour being present on an animal or plant and the pattern that the colour makesDescriptions of animal (non-human) markings
(Definition of coloration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of coloration?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “coloration”

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More