variegate (v.) Look up variegate at Dictionary.com
1650s "give variety to," from Late Latin variegatus "made of various sorts or colors," past participle of variegare "diversify with different colors," from varius "spotted, changing, varying" (see vary) + root of agere "to drive" (see act). Meaning "mark with different colors" is from 1660s (implied in Variegated). Related: vareiegating.