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versicolor

[vur-si-kuhl-er]
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adjective
  1. changeable in color: versicolor skies.
  2. of various colors; parti-colored: a versicolor flower arrangement.
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Also especially British, ver·si·col·our.

Origin of versicolor

1620–30; < Latin, equivalent to vers(us) past participle of vertere to turn (see verse) + -i- -i- + color color
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Related Words for versicolor

checkered, dappled, kaleidoscopic, motley, mottled, multicolored, piebald, polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic, spotted, varicolored, variegated, particolored, pied, prismatic

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Historical Examples of versicolor

  • The skin disease Pityriasis (tinea) versicolor was shown to be due to the Microsporon furfur by Eichstedt in 1846.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey

  • IRIS versicolor imberbis foliis ensiformibus, scapo tereti flexuoso, germinibus subtrigonis.

  • Versicolor is a good name for this bright Cholla since it means “variegated or diversified in color.”

    The Fantastic Clan

    John James Thornber

  • Versicolor means changing color, referring to the different bands of color.

  • Our plant is the picta of Miller, and the versicolor of Miller is, we believe, the sibirica of Linnæus.