Va·ri·e·gate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Variegated p. pr. & vb. n. Variegating.] To diversify in external appearance; to mark with different colors; to dapple; to streak; as, to variegate a floor with marble of different colors.
The shells are filled with a white spar, which variegates and adds to the beauty of the stone. --Woodward.
Va·ri·e·ga·ted a. Having marks or patches of different colors; as, variegated leaves, or flowers.
Ladies like variegated tulips show. --Pope.
adj : having a variety of colors [syn: varicolored, varicoloured]