dahlia

noun dahl·ia \ ˈdal-yə , ˈdäl- , US also and British usually ˈdāl- \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of dahlia

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


DAHLIA Defined for English Language Learners

dahlia

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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

noun dahl·ia \ ˈdal-yə , ˈdäl- \

Definition of dahlia for Students

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

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