The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Intersperse \In`ter*sperse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Interspersed; p. pr. & vb. n. Interspersing.] [L.
interspersus interspersed; inter between, among + spargere to
scatter. See Sparse.]
1. To scatter or set here and there among other things; to
insert at intervals; as, to intersperse pictures in a
There, interspersed in lawns and op'ning glades,
Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades.
2. To diversify or adorn with things set or scattered at
intervals; to place something at intervals in or among;
as, to intersperse a book with pictures.
Which space is interspersed with small islands and