Va"ri*e*gate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Variegated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Variegating.] [L. variegatus, p. p. of variegare to variegate; varius various + agere to move, make. See Various, and Agent.]
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.
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