dahlia

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noun dahl·ia \ˈdal-yə, ˈdäl-, US also and British usually ˈdāl-\

Definition of dahlia

  1. :  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 and Etymology of dahlia

New Latin, genus name, from Anders Dahl †1789 Swedish botanist


First Known Use: 1835


DAHLIA Defined for English Language Learners

dahlia

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noun dahl·ia \ˈdal-yə, ˈdäl-, US also and British usually ˈdāl-\

Definition of dahlia for English Language Learners

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


DAHLIA Defined for Kids

dahlia

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noun dahl·ia \ˈdal-yə, ˈdäl-\

Definition of dahlia for Students

  1. :  a plant related to the daisies and grown for its brightly colored flowers


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