the heir to the French throne, usually the eldest son of the king: a title used from 1349 to 1830
Origin of dauphinFr, literally , dolphin: used as a proper name by the lords of Dauphiné, and hence as a title by the oldest son of the king after the province of Dauphiné was ceded to the crown
historic region of SE France, on the Italian border, north of Provence
- The eldest son of the king of France from 1349 to 1830.
- Used as a title for such a nobleman.
Origin of dauphinMiddle English, from Old French, title of the lords of Dauphiné, from Dalphin, Dalfin, a surname, from dalfin, dolphin (from the device on the family's coat of arms); see dolphin.
- A city in Manitoba