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variegation

[vair-ee-i-gey-shuh n, vair-i-gey-] /ˌvɛər i ɪˈgeɪ ʃən, ˌvɛər ɪˈgeɪ-/
noun
1.
an act of variegating.
2.
the state or condition of being variegated; varied coloration.
Origin of variegation
1640-1650
1640-50; variegate + -ion
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  • Albinism and variegation are apparently due to causes totally different from any yet mentioned.

    Disease in Plants H. Marshall Ward
  • Its leaves have a variegation of creamy white on a dark green ground.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • In some cases, variegation will not be reproduced by the rooted leaf.

    The Nursery Book Liberty Hyde Bailey
  • A poor sandy soil is more suitable for the variegated kind, as this renders the variegation more constant.

  • If the colours are deep and rich, and the variegation harmonious, the effect is very fine.

  • Which is in the dish there is yellow and the white and all the sleep, all the variegation lying makes the best as in the grate.

  • In a corner by themselves we see the pile of vinegar nubbins—a tanned and soft variety of apple—in all stages of variegation.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
  • Vitis heterophylla variegata, a pretty, blue-berried climber, but tender; the variegation is rosy white.

  • The variegated form of C. scandens should be propagated by cuttings to hold the variegation.

  • In variegation insects certainly exceed every other class of animated beings.

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