vari·​col·​ored | \ ˈver-i-ˌkə-lərd How to pronounce varicolored (audio) \

Definition of varicolored

: having various colors : variegated a varicolored butterfly also : of various colors

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Recent Examples on the Web These recall the varicolored water specimens that Wolfe has exhibited previously. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: At three venues, modernist art that looks to the past," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of varicolored

1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for varicolored

vari- + colored entry 1

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The first known use of varicolored was in 1665

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“Varicolored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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