from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors; streak.
- transitive v. To give variety to; make varied.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to add variety to something; to diversify
- v. to change the appearance of something, especially by covering with patches or streaks of different colour
- v. to dabble
- adj. variegated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To diversify in external appearance; to mark with different colors; to dapple; to streak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To diversify by means of different tints or hues; mark with different colors in irregular patches; spot, streak, dapple, etc.: as, to variegate a floor with marble of different colors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors
- v. make something more diverse and varied
From Late Latin variegātus, past participle of variegāre : Latin varius, various + Latin agere, to do, drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin variegare ("to make of various sorts or colors"), from Latin varius ("various") + agere ("to make, do"). (Wiktionary)