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versicolor

[vur-si-kuhl-er]
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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Historical Examples

  • Versicolour, ver′si-kul-ur, adj. having diverse or having changeable colours.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for versicolour

versicolour

US versicolor

adjective
  1. of variable or various colours
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin versicolor, from versāre to turn + color colour
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