var·i·e·gat·ed / ˈver(ē)əˌgātid/ • adj. exhibiting different colors, esp. as irregular patches or streaks: variegated yellow bricks. ∎ Bot. (of a plant or foliage) having or consisting of leaves that are edged or patterned in a second color, esp. white as well as green. ∎ marked by variety: his variegated and amusing observations.DERIVATIVES: var·i·e·gate / ˈve(ə)r(ē)iˌgāt/ var·i·e·ga·tion / ˌver(ē)iˈgāshən/ n.