variety

noun
1 not being the same; different kinds of sth
ADJECTIVE
amazing, astonishing, bewildering, broad, considerable, endless, enormous, extraordinary, fascinating (esp. BrE), good, great, huge, impressive, incredible, infinite, large, remarkable, rich, surprising, tremendous, vast, wide, wonderful

The market sold a bewildering variety of cheeses.

the rich variety of the local bird life

sheer
VERB + VARIETY
add, give, offer

Dealing with customers adds variety to the job.

PREPOSITION
of … variety

a country of great variety

variety in

There is wide variety in taste.

variety of

The restaurants offer a good variety of seafood.

2 particular type of sth
ADJECTIVE
distinctive
common or garden (BrE), garden (AmE), standard
rare, unusual
different

There are hundreds of different varieties of apple.

new, old

Old varieties of rose can be less resistant to diseases.

cultivated, indigenous

cultivated varieties such as the damask rose

disease-resistant, resistant
high-yielding

high-yielding varieties of rice

hybrid
grape, rice, wheat, etc.
VERB + VARIETY
develop

breeders who develop new varieties

grow, plant

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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