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dahlia definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of several plants of or developed from the species Dahlia pinnata having tuberous roots and showy rayed variously colored flower heads; native to the mountains of Mexico and Central America and Colombia [syn: dahlia, Dahlia pinnata]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Anders Dahl died 1789 Swedish botanist Date: 1835 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any composite garden plant of the genus Dahlia, of Mexican origin, cultivated for its many-coloured single or double flowers. Etymology: A. Dahl, Sw. botanist d. 1789

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dahlia Dah"lia (d[aum]l"y[.a] or d[=a]l"y[.a]; 277, 106), n.; pl. Dahlias. [Named after Andrew Dahl a Swedish botanist.] (Bot.) A genus of plants native to Mexico and Central America, of the order Composit[ae]; also, any plant or flower of the genus. The numerous varieties of cultivated dahlias bear conspicuous flowers which differ in color.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(dahlias) A dahlia is a garden flower with a lot of brightly coloured petals. N-COUNT



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