1(especially of the plumage of a bird) marked with sinuous or wavy lines.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Schools of large mouth mackerel, many vermiculated angelfish, a few dogtooth tuna, and even a small whale shark made this diving very special.’
Carved or molded with shallow wavy grooves resembling the tracks of worms.
- ‘With its rich vermiculated gilding and deep blue ground colour it embodies the sumptuous schemes of this factory at the height of its success.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.