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2. Sensation; special sensation; light; complementary colors

Variegation.

[Nouns] variegation; colors, dichroism, trichroism; iridescence, play of colors, polychrome, maculation, spottiness, striae.

spectrum, rainbow, iris, tulip, peacock, chameleon, butterfly, tortoiseshell; mackerel, mackerel sky; zebra, leopard, cheetah, nacre, ocelot, ophite, mother-of-pearl, opal, marble.

check, plaid, tartan, patchwork; marquetry, parquetry; mosaic, tesserae, strigae; chessboard, checkers, chequers; harlequin; Joseph's coat; tricolor.

[Verbs] be variegated; variegate, stripe, streak, checker, chequer; bespeckle, speckle; besprinkle, sprinkle; stipple, maculate, dot, bespot; tattoo, inlay, damascene; embroider, braid, quilt.

[Adjectives] variegated; many-colored, many-hued; divers-colored, party-colored; dichromatic, polychromatic; bicolor, tricolor, versicolor; of all the colors of the rainbow, multicolored, of all manner of colors; kaleidoscopic.

iridescent; opaline, opalescent; prismatic, nacreous, pearly, shot, gorge de pigeon, chatoyant; irisated, pavonine.

pied, piebald; motley; mottled, marbled; pepper and salt, paned, dappled, clouded, cymophanous.

mosaic, tesselated, plaid; tortoiseshell.

spotted, spotty; punctated, powdered; speckled; freckled, flea- bitten, studded; flecked, fleckered; striated, barred, veined; brinded, brindled; tabby; watered; grizzled; listed; embroidered; daedal; naevose, stipiform; strigose, striolate.

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