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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To scatter or set here and there among other things; to insert at intervals; as, to intersperse pictures in a book. [1913 Webster]

There, interspersed in lawns and op'ning glades, Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Which space is interspersed with small islands and rock. --Cook. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.