Dauphin meaning

dô'fĭn
The eldest son of the king of France from 1349 to 1830.
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Used as a title for such a nobleman.
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The heir to the French throne, usually the eldest son of the king: a title used from 1349 to 1830
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The eldest son of the king of France. Under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties, the Dauphin of France, generally shortened to Dauphin, was heir apparent to the throne of France. The title derived from the main title of the Dauphin, Dauphin of Viennois.
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(allegorical): An eldest son.
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A city in Manitoba.
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Origin of dauphin

Middle 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) dolphin