Definition of vermiculated in US English:



  • 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.’
  • 2archaic Worm-eaten.

  • 3Architecture
    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.’