Simple Definition of variegated
: having patches, stripes, or marks of different colors
: including many different things : full of variety
Full Definition of variegated
1 : having discrete markings of different colors <variegated leaves>
2 : varied 1
Examples of variegated in a sentence
<the variegated costumes of the dancers in the nightclub>
<a variety of variegated tulip that is highly prized by gardeners>
Did You Know?
Variegated has been adding color to our language since the mid-17th century. It has been used in botany to describe the presence of two or more colors in the leaves, petals, or other parts of plants, and it also appears in the names of some animals (such as "variegated cutworm"). It can be used by the general speaker to refer to anything marked with different colors ("a variegated silk robe") or to things that are simply various and diverse ("a variegated collection"). "Variegated" has a variety of relatives in English - it is ultimately derived from the Latin root varius, meaning "varied," which also gave us "vary," "various," and "variety."
First Known Use of variegated
Rhymes with variegated
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VARIEGATED Defined for Kids
Definition of variegated for Students
1 : having patches, stripes, or marks of different colors <variegated leaves>
2 : full of variety
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