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having different colours in different parts; variegated
Word Origin
C16 parti, from (obsolete) party of more than one colour, from Old French: striped, from Latin partīre to divide
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Examples from the Web for parti-coloured
Historical Examples
  • The only Insignia are the Badge and the Ribbon parti-coloured of red and blue.

  • Bartsch interprets the name as vair fils, 'parti-coloured son.'

    Parzival (vol. 1 of 2) Wolfram von Eschenback
  • parti-coloured specimen, the only one out of the whole brood.

  • At the back of the alcove a cap of parti-coloured red and yellow was nailed to the wall.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • In the front row of the spectators sat a man with a parti-coloured tie.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
  • Lower end, web crossed by a parti-coloured cord, and warp loops.

    Oriental Rugs Walter A. Hawley
  • In parti-coloured dogs, the colours should be evenly distributed on the body.

    A Manual of Toy Dogs Mrs. Leslie Williams
  • Their long-tailed horses were adorned with parti-coloured tufts.

    Ancient Manners Pierre Louys
  • Sleep in its gloomy recesses and parti-coloured bed I would not.

  • The justice of Hermannsburg had two staves, one all white, and one parti-coloured.

    Pine Needles Susan Bogert Warner

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