What does the word variety mean?

Usage examples for variety

  1. What in the name of variety is she at work at now!" – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. They have tried a great number of sorts, but have settled upon a certain type of a well- known variety as that best suited to their conditions and needs. – Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato by William Warner Tracy
  3. Another marked variety was of a uniform pale yellow brown. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale