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variegation

[vair-ee-i-gey-shuh n, vair-i-gey-] /ˌvɛər i ɪˈgeɪ ʃən, ˌvɛər ɪˈgeɪ-/
noun
1.
an act of variegating.
2.
the state or condition of being variegated; varied coloration.
Origin of variegation
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; variegate + -ion
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