Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday September 19, 2007
varicolored \VER-ih-kuh-lurd\ , adjective:
Having a variety of colors; of various colors.
Where a bottleneck of sky showed between the hills, dark and light clouds lay in alternating layers like varicolored liquid that would not mix.
-- William Gay, The Long Home
Along with wild hogs, cattle, horses, and dogs, the varicolored wild African jungle fowl was domesticated early in our distant ancestors' spread around the globe.
-- Buff Orpingtons, "Save the chickens!", Mother Earth News, December 10, 1996
Varicolored is from vari- (from Latin varius, "various, diversified") + colored (from Latin color, "color, tint, hue.")