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dauphin

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noun, often capitalized dau·phin \ˈdȯ-fən, ˈdō-; ˌdō-ˈfaⁿ\

Definition of dauphin

  1. :  the eldest son of a king of France



Origin and Etymology of dauphin

Middle English dolphin, from Anglo-French dolphyn, from Old French dalfin, title of lords of the Dauphiné, from Dalfin, a surname


First Known Use: 15th century


Dauphin

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geographical name Dau·phin \ˈdȯ-fin\

Definition of Dauphin

  1. island SW Alabama at entrance to Mobile Bay




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