variegated

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈvɛərɪˌɡeɪtɪd/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈvɛriɪˌgeɪtɪd, ˈvɛrɪˌgeɪtɪd/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(vârē i gā′tid, vâri gā′-)


From the verb variegate: (⇒ conjugate)
variegated is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
var•i•e•gat•ed /ˈvɛriɪˌgeɪtɪd, ˈvɛrɪˌgeɪtɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. varied in appearance, as by having different colors, forms, shapes, etc.:variegated leaves.
  2. having variety;
    showing diversity:variegated job duties.
See -var-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
var•i•e•gat•ed  (vârē i gā′tid, vâri gā′-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. varied in appearance or color;
    marked with patches or spots of different colors.
  2. varied;
    diversified;
    diverse.
  • variegate + -ed2 1655–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
variegated /ˈvɛərɪˌɡeɪtɪd/ adj
  1. displaying differently coloured spots, patches, streaks, etc
  2. (of foliage or flowers) having pale patches, usually as a result of mutation, infection, etc
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
var•i•e•gate  (vârē i gāt′, vâri gāt′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  1. to make varied in appearance, as by adding different colors.
  2. to give variety to;
    diversify.
vari•e•ga′tor, n. 
  • Late Latin variegātus (past participle of variegāre to make (something) look varied), equivalent. to Latin vari(us) various + -eg- (combining form of agere to do; see agent) + -ātus -ate
  • 1645–55

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variegate /ˈvɛərɪˌɡeɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to alter the appearance of, esp by adding different colours

ˌvarieˈgation n
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