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Monday, October 15, 2012

versicolor

\VUR-si-kuhl-er\ , adjective;
1.
Changeable in color: versicolor skies.
2.
Of various colors; parti-colored: a versicolor flower arrangement.
Quotes:
The three large versicolor flowers opened up with a silky slap…
-- Boris Vian, Foam of the Daze
The versicolor glow of the Algeron Effect, just a few hundred thousand kilometers from the space station, angled through the viewing port and stippled the far wall.
-- David R. George III, Serpents Among the Ruins
Origin:
Versicolor comes from the Latin roots vers meaning "to turn" and color. It entered English in the 1620s.
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