noun dahl·ia \ˈdal-yə, ˈdäl-, United States also & British usually ˈdāl-\

: a type of plant that is grown in gardens and has large flowers with white, yellow, red, pink, or purple petals

Full Definition of DAHLIA

:  any of a genus (Dahlia) of American tuberous-rooted composite herbs having opposite pinnate leaves and rayed flower heads and including many that are cultivated as ornamentals

Origin of DAHLIA

New Latin, genus name, from Anders Dahl †1789 Swedish botanist
First Known Use: 1835
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