Dahlia Definition

dălyə, däl-, dāl-
dahlias
noun
dahlias
Any of a genus (Dahlia) of perennial plants of the composite family, with tuberous roots and large, showy flower heads in various bright colors, native to Mexico and Central America.
Webster's New World
The flower of this plant.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
Dahlia pinnata
pronoun
A female given name.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Dahlia

Noun

Singular:
dahlia
Plural:
dahlias

Origin of Dahlia

  • New Latin Dahlia genus name after Anders Dahl (1751–1787), Swedish botanist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named 1791 by Spanish botanist Antonio José Cavanilles for Anders Dahl.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the flower dahlia in the 19th century.

    From Wiktionary

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