Recent Examples of variegate from the Web
The path is variegated and flexible and often stretches across multiple media platforms.
Granite comes in a wide array of colors, ranging from vibrant blues and variegated browns, to midnight black, deep red and mottled white.
Slightly less common are variegated purple and mottled purple slates, which have visible veins and shades of contrasting colors.
The films themselves were often as difficult to pin down as Demme’s variegated career.
That a wayward dokebi should choose to haunt a serene block in Williamsburg, and serve variegated, sprightly Korean fare, exemplifies the spirit’s enduring mischief and its shape-shifting culinary offerings.
Mr. Silver’s own records are stunningly variegated.
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Origin and Etymology of variegate
borrowed from Latin variegātus, past participle of variegāare “to diversify with different colors,” from varius “having contrasting colors, 1various” + -egāre, variant of -igāare, verb suffix based on -ig-, nominal derivative of agere “to drive, do,” as in rēmig-, rēmex “oarsman,” hence rēmigāre “to row” — more at agent
First Known Use: 1653See Words from the same year
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