Definition of dahlia in English:

dahlia

Line breaks: dah¦lia
Pronunciation: /ˈdeɪlɪə
 
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noun

  • A tuberous-rooted Mexican plant of the daisy family, which is cultivated for its brightly coloured single or double flowers.
    • Genus Dahlia, family Compositae
    More example sentences
    • For late-summer color, plant begonias, dahlias, gladiolus, montbretia, and tigridia.
    • Last year I underestimated the growth of my hostas and planted dahlias somewhere in their vicinity.
    • Replace fading cool-season annuals with heat lovers like celosias, dahlias, marigolds, petunias, salvias, and verbenas.

Origin

modern Latin, named in honour of Andreas Dahl (1751–89), Swedish botanist.

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