Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a variety of colors; variegated.
  • adj. Changing in color; iridescent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having various colors; changeable in color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having several different colors; partycolored; variegated in color.
  • Changeable in color, as the chameleon; glancing different hues or tints in different lights; iridescent; sheeny. Also versicolorate.
  • Also verse-colored, versicolored, versicolorous.

Etymologies

Latin : versus, past participle of vertere, to turn; see verse1 + color, color; see color.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • As "" versicolor "" may suggest, they are very variable in color.

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  • Four out of six species of painted snails (Polymita picta, P. brocheri, P. venusta and P. versicolor) - a group of endemic mollusks considered perhaps the most beautifully colored genus in the world, live in the area, one of which (P. brocheri) can only be found in a section of these terrace systems.

    Desembarco del Granma National Park, Cuba

  • This is Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ on April 2, 2008.

    Mouse Creek « Fairegarden

  • Just so they won't feel left out, here are the other fungi mentioned by Riggs that are quite suitable for his invention: Ascomycete mycelia; Bjerkandera sordidicola sp BOS55; Pycnoporus cinnabarinus; Stachybotrys; Inonotius dryophilus; Perenniporia medulla-panis; Ganoderma oregonense; Trametes versicolor; Phellinus badius; Agaricus bisporus; Pieurotus ostreatus; Lentinula edodes; and Phanerochaete Chrysosporium.

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  • If I am not mistaken this is one of the 2 similar tree frogs of eastern North America: gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) or Cope's gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis).

    A well hidden tree frog

  • The exhibit is about frogs and your image of the Hyla versicolor–gray tree frog works especially.

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  • Hyla versicolor was the previous entry in this blog.

    Darwin: A Life in Poems - The Panda's Thumb

  • Among the most important bird symbols for conservation in the Caribbean are the parrots, including the St. Vincent parrot (Amazona guildingii, VU), the St. Lucia parrot (Amazona versicolor, VU), and the imperial parrot (Amazona imperialis, EN) of Dominica.

    Biological diversity in the Caribbean Islands

  • These include Acacia sieberana, Albizia versicolor, Combretum spp, Ficussycamorus, Sclerocarya caffra, Terminalia sericea and Ziziphus macronata.

    Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

  • Other parrots endemic to this ecoregion are the St. Vincent parrot (Amazona guildingii) and the St. Lucia parrot (Amazona versicolor), both also critically endangered.

    Windward Islands moist forests

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