changeable in color: versicolor skies.
of various colors; parti-colored: a versicolor flower arrangement.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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US versicolor


of variable or various colours

Word Origin for versicolour

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