varicolored
adjective Date: 1665 having various colors ; variegated <
a varicolored butterfly
>
; also of various colors

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • varicolored — 1660s, from L. varius (see VARY (Cf. vary)) + English COLORED (Cf. colored) …   Etymology dictionary

  • varicolored — [ver′ə kul΄ərd, var′ə kul΄ərd] adj. [< L varius, varied + COLORED] of several or many colors …   English World dictionary

  • varicolored — /vair i kul euhrd/, adj. having various colors; variegated; motley: a varicolored print. [1655 65; VARI(OUS) + COLORED] * * * …   Universalium

  • varicolored — adjective Having a variety of colors; variegated or motley …   Wiktionary

  • varicolored — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. variegated, motley (see variegation). II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having many different colors: motley, multicolor, multicolored, polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic, polychromous,… …   English dictionary for students

  • varicolored — var·i·col·ored || verɪkÊŒlÉ™(r)d / veÉ™r adj. multi colored, diverse in color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • varicolored — vari·colored …   English syllables

  • varicolored — var•i•col•ored [[t]ˈvɛər ɪˌkʌl ərd[/t]] adj. having various colors • Etymology: 1655–65; < L vari(us) various+colored …   From formal English to slang

  • varicolored — adjective 1. having a variety of colors • Syn: ↑varicoloured, ↑variegated • Similar to: ↑varied 2. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly a jester dressed in motley the painted desert …   Useful english dictionary

  • motley multicolor culticolour multicolored multicoloured painted particolored particoloured piebald pied varicolored varicoloured — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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