dahlia

noun
dahl·​ia | \ ˈdal-yə How to pronounce dahlia (audio) , ˈdäl- How to pronounce dahlia (audio) , US also and British usually ˈdāl-\

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

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Incidentally, Sunset recommends a lightly shaded area rather than full sun for dahlias. oregonlive.com, "Need tips on how to prune back a rhododendron? Ask an Expert," 29 June 2019 Even a blow torch is better for getting those weeds that appear in the cracks in sidewalks and driveways than a systemic weed killer that doesn’t know the difference between a weed and a prized dahlia. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Blundering Gardener: To be a gardener, it’s best to embrace the win some, lose some philosophy," 22 June 2019 His displays include dahlias, cannas, calla lilies, oriental lilies, day lilies, hydrangeas, climbing hydrangeas, rhododendrons, pink, white, purple, roses, peonies, rudbeckias, coneflowers, clematis, lupines and many others. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 June 2019 Brown Dog Farm has more tulips and anemones at the market this week, while Rob Wells at Hatcher Pass Dahlias has dahlia starts at clearance prices, along with tumbler tomato baskets, nasturtium baskets and zucchini starts. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Give rhubarb, get Wild Scoops ice cream. Also, where to get the season’s first strawberries.," 13 June 2019 Rob Wells from Hatcher Pass Dahlias will have large and small pots of dahlia starts, along with nasturtium baskets, and Arctic Organics also will have hanging baskets. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Take an urban food tour, get your rhubarb fix, plus fresh greens and radishes," 7 June 2019 Sofia Barozzi of Il Profumo dei Fiori created the floral arrangements, which included three types of roses (English, spray, and avalanche), hydrangea, dahlias, clematis, magnolia, white protea, and ferns. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Couple Took Over a Small Town in Italy for Their Medieval-Inspired Wedding," 28 Feb. 2019 Inside the centuries-old, two-story wood carriage house, its tall peaked-gable roof and rustic light fixtures evoked an enviable old-world farm-to-table charm; white dahlias and black tablecloths covered two long tables. Kate Branch, Vogue, "Inside Tom Ford Beauty’s Most Fragrant (and Festive!) Party of the Summer," 13 Aug. 2018 However, earwigs also unfortunately eat ornamental and vegetable plants, particularly dahlias, zinnias, butterfly bush, hollyhocks, lettuce, strawberries, potatoes, roses, and seedling beans and beets, as well as the silk of sweet corn. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Control Earwigs in Your Garden and Keep Them From Getting in Your House," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of dahlia

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dahlia

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

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dahlia

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English Language Learners Definition of dahlia

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

dahlia

noun
dahl·​ia | \ ˈdal-yə How to pronounce dahlia (audio) , ˈdäl-\

Kids Definition of dahlia

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

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