Origin of variegated
verb (used with object), var·i·e·gat·ed, var·i·e·gat·ing.
Origin of variegate
Related Words for variegatedspotted, checkered, varied, assorted, motley, mottled, mixed, striped, changeable, diverse, kaleidoscopic, multicolored, multicolor, versicolor, particolored
Examples from the Web for variegated
Contemporary Examples of variegated
Muslim Americans are valuable, if largely unrecognized, assets to a variegated American fabric.The Defense Department's Muslim Counterterrorists
Salmah Y. Rizvi
August 30, 2010
Historical Examples of variegated
Tulips are opening their variegated cups, and daffodils line the walls.The Conquest of Fear
Do not manure the ground for golden or variegated leaved shrubs.The Mayflower, January, 1905
There was a confident impelling forward of the shaft of the variegated standard.Y Gododin
The gills are attached, not broad, ascending, variegated with gray and black.
The gills are adnexed, dark slate-colored, variegated with black spores.
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.