Wednesday, January 07, 2004
variegated adjective [VAIR-ee-uh-gay-tid] Having marks or patches of different colors; as, "variegated leaves or flowers."
Definitions for variegated
- Having marks or patches of different colors; as, "variegated leaves or flowers."
- Varied; distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified.
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Citations for variegated
We spotted variegated hollies, wild mahonia, bergenia, vinca and cotoneaster growing freely between the markers, and as we made our way up and down the fragrant paths, pausing over the monuments to the dead that nestled, neglected, in the tousled undergrowth, we felt like explorers in a haunted jungle.
Colours range from golden yellow to blue and include conspicuously variegated examples.
Origin of variegated
Variegated derives from the past participle of Late Latin variegare, from Latin varius, "various" + agere, "to do, to make."