- varied thrush,
- variegate porphyria,
- variety is the spice of life
Origin of variegated
verb (used with object), var·i·e·gat·ed, var·i·e·gat·ing.
Origin of variegate
Examples from the Web for variegated
Muslim Americans are valuable, if largely unrecognized, assets to a variegated American fabric.
The little old gentleman emerges from his varnished boots like a variegated plant from a double vase.The New Book Of Martyrs|Georges Duhamel
The golden furze may be seen in abundance on hill and dale, and is a lovely ornament to the variegated scene.Eli and Sibyl Jones|Rufus Matthew Jones
But what is that pile of variegated disk-like objects looking like the primitive Mexican ox-cart wheels?Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania |Jewett Castello Gilson
Word Origin for variegate
"to mark with different colors," 1640s (implied in variegation), from Late Latin variegatus "made of various sorts or colors," past participle of variegare "diversify with different colors," from varius "spotted, changing, varying" (see vary) + root of agere "to drive" (see act). Related: Variegated; vareiegating.