variegation

[ vair-ee-i-gey-shuhn, vair-i-gey- ]
/ ˌvɛər i ɪˈgeɪ ʃən, ˌvɛər ɪˈgeɪ- /

noun

an act of variegating.
the state or condition of being variegated; varied coloration.

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Origin of variegation

First recorded in 1640–50; variegate + -ion
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