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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Variegate \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. [1913 Webster] The shells are filled with a white spar, which variegates and adds to the beauty of the stone. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]