versicolor

[vur-si-kuhl-er]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. verse,
  2. versed,
  3. versed sine,
  4. verset,
  5. versicle,
  6. versicolour,
  7. versicular,
  8. versiera,
  9. versification,
  10. versify

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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British Dictionary definitions for versicolour

versicolour

US versicolor

adjective

of variable or various colours

Word Origin for versicolour

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

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