The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity. A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment: brought home a variety of snacks. A group that is distinguished from other groups by a specific characteristic or set of characteristics. Biology A taxonomic subdivision of a species consisting of naturally occurring or selectively bred populations or individuals that differ from the remainder of the species in certain minor characteristics. Biology An organism, especially a plant, belonging to such a subdivision. A variety show.