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versicolor

[vur-si-kuhl-er] /ˈvɜr sɪˌkʌl ər/
adjective
1.
changeable in color:
versicolor skies.
2.
of various colors; parti-colored:
a versicolor flower arrangement.
Also, especially British, versicolour.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin, equivalent to vers(us) past participle of vertere to turn (see verse) + -i- -i- + color color
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versicolour

/ˈvɜːsɪˌkʌlə/
adjective
1.
of variable or various colours
Word Origin
C18: from Latin versicolor, from versāre to turn + colorcolour
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