bi·​col·​or ˈbī-ˌkə-lər How to pronounce bicolor (audio)
variants or less commonly bicolored
: having two colors
a bicolor cat
bicolored flowers
… a bicolor topaz, half gold and half purple, like a geometric Easter egg.Kathleen Wheaton
bicolor noun

Examples of bicolor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its bicolored glasses were made from Sapphire and Mozambique baguette Ruby while its own earring was fashioned from a yellow diamond. Stephanie Hirschmiller, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Its bicolored yellowy-orange and pink blooms have a moderate to strong fragrance. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Dec. 2020

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Word History


Latin bicolor, from bi- + color

First Known Use

circa 1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bicolor was circa 1819

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“Bicolor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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