Variegated
Variegate Va"ri*e*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Variegated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Variegating}.] [L. variegatus, p. p. of variegare to variegate; varius various + agere to move, make. See {Various}, and {Agent}.] To diversify in external appearance; to mark with different colors; to dapple; to streak; as, to variegate a floor with marble of different colors. [1913 Webster]

The shells are filled with a white spar, which variegates and adds to the beauty of the stone. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]


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  • variegated — variegated, particolored, motley, checkered, checked, pied, piebald, skewbald, dappled, freaked can all mean having a pattern involving different colors or shades of color. Variegated implies variation in the color (as of a single piece, object,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Variegated — Va ri*e*ga ted, a. Having marks or patches of different colors; as, variegated leaves, or flowers. [1913 Webster] Ladies like variegated tulips show. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • variegated — index composite, compound, dissimilar, diverse, heterogeneous, manifold, miscellaneous, multifarious …   Law dictionary

  • variegated — meaning ‘marked by irregular patches of colour’, is pronounced vair i gay tid as four syllables in BrE but in AmE more often as five syllables (with the middle e articulated) …   Modern English usage

  • variegated — [adj] diversified; varicolored assorted, changeable, checkered, diverse, kaleidoscopic, mixed, motley, mottled, multicolor, multicolored, particolored, patched, spotted, streaked, striped, varied, versicolor; concepts 564,618,772 …   New thesaurus

  • variegated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ exhibiting different colours, especially as irregular patches or streaks. DERIVATIVES variegation noun. ORIGIN from Latin variegare make varied …   English terms dictionary

  • variegated — [ver′ē ə gāt΄id] adj. 1. marked with different colors in spots, streaks, etc.; parti colored 2. having variety in character, form, etc.; varied; diversified …   English World dictionary

  • variegated — [[t]ve͟əriəgeɪtɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A variegated leaf or plant has different colours on it. [TECHNICAL] The leaves are a variegated red. 2) ADJ GRADED Something that is variegated consists of many different parts or types. [FORMAL] ...our… …   English dictionary

  • variegated — var|ie|gat|ed [ˈveərıgeıtıd US ˈver ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of variegare, from varius; VARIOUS] 1.) a variegated plant, leaf etc has different coloured marks on it ▪ variegated grasses 2.) formal consisting of a …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • variegated —    Marked with patches, spots, or streaks of different colors. In contrast to a surface having either one color or a regular pattern or texture, a variegated surface has a varied design of several colors and / or textures. Often used in… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • variegated — adjective 1 a variegated plant, leaf etc has different coloured marks on it: variegated ivies 2 formal consisting of a lot of different types of thing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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