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var·i·e·gate

 (vâr′ē-ĭ-gāt′, vâr′ĭ-gāt′, văr′-)
tr.v. var·i·e·gat·ed, var·i·e·gat·ing, var·i·e·gates
1. To change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors.
2. To give variety to; make varied.

[From Late Latin variegātus, past participle of variegāre : Latin varius, various + Latin agere, to do, drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

var′i·e·ga′tion (-gā′shən) n.
var′i·e·ga′tor n.
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Noun1.variegation - variability in coloration
variability, variableness, variance - the quality of being subject to variation
2.variegation - the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered); "my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments"; "he limited his losses by diversification of his product line"
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
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variegation

noun
The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals:
Biology: polymorphism.
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Translations

variegation

[ˌvɛərɪˈgeɪʃən] N [of plants, plumage, markings] → multiplicidad f de colores, variedad f de colores; [of colour] → abigarramiento m; [of leaves] → jaspeado m, abigarramiento m (Bot)
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variegation

nBuntscheckigkeit f; (Bot) → Panaschierung f
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References in periodicals archive ?
| 'Zebrinus' is an eyecatching variegated plant with horizontal bands of yellow across the leaf.
'Zebrinus' - this eye-catching variegated plant has horizontal bands of yellow across the leaf.
| 'Zebrinus' is an eye-catching variegated plant with horizontal bands of yellow across the leaf.
He owns the variegated Tupidanthus that won first prize in the Variegated Plant category.
A single well-placed variegated plant can lend a glow to a garden bed.
Gayle Sathre-Zimmerman, owner of Blossom Farm in Columbia Station, Ohio, suggests including a variegated plant, or one with dark leaves, to enhance the visual appeal of your herb garden.
Use a variegated plant just as your eyeline disappears round the corner and - hey presto!
A slight variation is the silver-vein creeper, a fast-growing variegated plant that is attractive when grown on large walls or fences.
Inevitably, the green genes want to dominate and quite frequently green- leafed growth will start to appear on what seemed to be a wholly variegated plant. This means you have to be alert all the time and cut out the green only growth, otherwise the whole plant will revert.
Cut out the reverted shoots before they take over the plant and kill out the original variegated plant - always cut back beyond the start of the reverted shoot to ensure complete success..
Include red-leafed and variegated plant varieties to add extra interest.