What is camouflage

camouflage, the

Examples:

Some bird eggs show a special coloring or pattern of the shell, which is mostly used for camouflage. [Welt am Sonntag, 04/16/2017, No. 16]

The official task of camouflage, the mud patch pattern, is the deception and camouflage in [...] war or bush areas. [Süddeutsche Zeitung, 09.11.2013]

The white hair [of the fur of polar bears] is not only used for camouflage […]. [Die Welt, 07.03.2006]

The dark zigzag band of the adder is commonly used as a camouflage color. Presumably, camouflage and warning are cleverly combined in this case […]. [Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 27, 2005]

The detectives wear civilian clothes as camouflage: shirt, jeans and a vest under which they hide the handcuffs. [Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 28, 2000]

Transferred Concealment, concealment, protection from being discovered

Examples:

Back then he had used the Geofarm company as a camouflage to buy tons of fertilizer to build a bomb. [Spiegel, 09.06.2017 (online)]

Investigators say that the soldier may have intended to use his camouflage as a refugee for a xenophobic crime. [Die Welt, 04/29/2017]

Among other things, the convicted man had operated a used car trade to camouflage his drug business. [Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 26.01.2006]

The camouflage covering mailbox companies and data centers abroad was exposed after a hacker had gained access to the computers and collected explosive material. [Der Tagesspiegel, September 18, 2004]