For years I've subscribed to M-W's "word of the day." I love learning new words (even if I don't use them very often), and I thought it might be fun to "share" new or favorite words with my fellow SKMB mates. There are a lot of words in SK's books that could use a good "looking up" by me too!
"composed of incongruous parts; of different colors ; especially : spotted or blotched with black and white." (M-W Online Dictionary.)