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variegation

[vair-ee-i-gey-shuh n, vair-i-gey-]
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noun
  1. an act of variegating.
  2. the state or condition of being variegated; varied coloration.
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Origin of variegation

First recorded in 1640–50; variegate + -ion
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

rainbowdiversificationspectrum

Examples from the Web for variegation

Historical Examples

  • Its leaves have a variegation of creamy white on a dark green ground.

    Amateur Gardencraft

    Eben E. Rexford

  • In some cases, variegation will not be reproduced by the rooted leaf.

    The Nursery Book

    Liberty Hyde Bailey

  • The variegated form of C. scandens should be propagated by cuttings to hold the variegation.

  • A poor sandy soil is more suitable for the variegated kind, as this renders the variegation more constant.

  • There are numerous varieties in cultivation, differing in the variegation of their leaves.