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vermiculated

Syllabification: ver·mic·u·lat·ed
Pronunciation: /vərˈmikyəˌlādəd
 
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Definition of vermiculated in English:

adjective

1(Especially of the plumage of a bird) marked with sinuous or wavy lines.
Example sentences
  • Schools of large mouth mackerel, many vermiculated angelfish, a few dogtooth tuna, and even a small whale shark made this diving very special.
  • As a female of this duck never shows any vermiculated feathers this remark seems to indicate that Buller was not familiar with the distinctive plumage of the sexes.
2 archaic Worm-eaten.
3 Architecture Carved or molded with shallow wavy grooves resembling the tracks of worms.
Example sentences
  • With its rich vermiculated gilding and deep blue ground colour it embodies the sumptuous schemes of this factory at the height of its success.

Derivatives

vermiculation

1
Pronunciation: /vərˌmikyəˈlāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • From this distance the grayish vermiculations blur to create a charcoal wash across the scapulars.
  • The Drake sports a soft purple iridescence in the head with vibrate vermiculation on the back.
  • These brown trout have similar marble-like vermiculations and coexist with regular spotted browns.

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