Variegating
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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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • variegation — /vair ee i gay sheuhn, vair i gay /, n. 1. an act of variegating. 2. the state or condition of being variegated; varied coloration. [1640 50; VARIEGATE + ION] * * * …   Universalium

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