vermiculated


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ver·mic·u·late

 (vər-mĭk′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. ver·mic·u·lat·ed, ver·mic·u·lat·ing, ver·mic·u·lates
To adorn or decorate with wavy or winding lines.
adj. (-lĭt, -lāt′)
1. Bearing wavy, wormlike lines.
2. Having a wormlike motion; twisting or wriggling.
3. Infested with worms; worm-eaten.

[Latin vermiculārī, vermiculāt-, from vermiculus, diminutive of vermis, worm; see vermicular.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vermiculated - decorated with wormlike tracery or markingsvermiculated - decorated with wormlike tracery or markings; "vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
References in classic literature ?
Its roof was of black slate, with bright unweathered ridge-tiling; its walls were of blood-coloured brick, cornered and banded with vermiculated stucco work, and there was cobalt, magenta, and purest apple-green window-glass on either side of the front door.
The head and body are generally light brown with yellow vermiculated bands on the head, prominent yellow and blue-margined black spot on the middle of the operculum, and about 16-18 short brown bars along the middle of the body.
kennicottii), which has been observed catching crayfish and fish by flying from a perch (Cannings and Angell 2001), and the Vermiculated Screech-Owl (M.