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[vair-i-kuhl-erd] /ˈvɛər ɪˌkʌl ərd/
having various colors; variegated; motley:
a varicolored print.
Origin of varicolored
First recorded in 1655-65; vari(ous) + colored Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Tom saw the slidewalks begin to fill with boys and men in varicolored uniforms, all released from duty as the day drew to a close.

    Treachery in Outer Space Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  • Many of them were large and varicolored, and left behind them a long train of fire.

    Our Day W. A. Spicer
  • The Mist rose swiftly in a single vast globule of varicolored reflections.

    The Fifth-Dimension Tube William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • His sister at his side offered “the gentlemen” a fine assortment of bows, with varicolored bow-strings.

    The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted Katharine Ellis Barrett
  • Their chief beauty is the deep, warm, varicolored stain with which time and the weather have enriched the plaster.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Johannes stood gazing, half-blinded, in the glare of hundreds of varicolored lights, of mirrors and flowers.

    The Quest Frederik van Eeden
  • varicolored ribbons ran round the walls after the manner of bunting and fell in festoons from the beamed ceiling.

  • A herd of varicolored cows and steers were foraging listlessly or switching tails in what remained of the oat field.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Weird formations of varicolored rocks had formed desolate little wildernesses all by themselves.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • There were explosions, fireballs in the air and rising cumulus clouds of varicolored smoke and dust.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
Word Origin and History for varicolored

1660s, from Latin varius (see vary) + English colored.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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