Definition of Dolly Varden
: a large anadromous or freshwater char (Salvelinus malma) widespread in streams of northwestern North America and eastern Asia —called also Dolly Varden trout
Origin and Etymology of dolly varden
Dolly Varden, gaily dressed coquette in Barnaby Rudge (1841), novel by Charles Dickens
First Known Use: circa 1876See Words from the same year
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