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Dolly Varden

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noun Dol·ly Var·den \ˌdä-lē-ˈvär-dən-\

Definition of Dolly Varden

  1. :  a large anadromous or freshwater char (Salvelinus malma) widespread in streams of northwestern North America and eastern Asia —called also Dolly Varden trout



Origin of dolly varden

Dolly Varden, gaily dressed coquette in Barnaby Rudge (1841), novel by Charles Dickens


First Known Use: circa 1876

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