of many colors or kinds
The peacock's variegated tail is one of the marvels of the bird kingdom.
varius (spotted, changing, varying)#agere (to drive) (Latin)
heterogeneous, multifarious, sundry, variegated
variety+ate=variegated. our meal consists variety [chappatis, vegetables etc]. alll are of different colour varie (various)-gated (gates). the gates are of various colors.