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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
1640-1650
1640-50; variegate + -ion
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  • It's the combination of color and variegation that grabs people.
  • The amount and character of variegation on the leaves change with maturity, so the plant has a different look from month to month.
  • Yellow flecks appear on the edges of the leaf or leaf exhibits yellow variegation or mosaic.

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