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Noun: harlequin  haa(r)-lu-kwin
  1. A clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
Verb: harlequin  haa(r)-lu-kwin
  1. Variegate with spots or marks
    "His face was harlequined with patches"

Derived forms: harlequined, harlequining, harlequins

Type of: buffoon, cloud, clown, dapple, droll [archaic], goof, goofball [N. Amer], merry andrew [archaic], mottle

Encyclopedia: Harlequin, Nottinghamshire