One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(especially of the plumage of a bird) marked with sinuous or wavy lines.
- ‘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.’
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.’
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