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A.Word.A.Day--versicolor

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versicolor (VUR-si-kul-uhr) adjective

1. Having a variety of colors; variegated.

2. Changing in color; iridescent.

[Latin : versus, past participle of vertere, to turn + color.]

"The St. Lucia parrot, with the apt scientific name Amazona versicolor, sports a cobalt blue face, emerald wings and splashes of scarlet across its throat and breast."
Blake Edgar, Fighting For A Rare Bird, International Wildlife, 1 Mar 1999.

This week's theme: Words about colors

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