variegated

[ vair-ee-i-gey-tid, vair-i-gey- ]
/ ˈvɛər i ɪˌgeɪ tɪd, ˈvɛər ɪˌgeɪ- /

adjective

varied in appearance or color; marked with patches or spots of different colors.
varied; diversified; diverse.

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Origin of variegated

First recorded in 1655–65; variegate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM variegated

un·var·i·e·gat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for variegated

variegated
/ (ˈvɛərɪˌɡeɪtɪd) /

adjective

displaying differently coloured spots, patches, streaks, etc
(of foliage or flowers) having pale patches, usually as a result of mutation, infection, etc
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