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dahlia Line breaks: dah¦lia
Pronunciation: /ˈdeɪlɪə/

Definition of dahlia in English:


A tuberous-rooted Mexican plant of the daisy family, which is cultivated for its brightly coloured single or double flowers.
  • Genus Dahlia, family Compositae
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.


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

Words that rhyme with dahlia

Australia, azalea, bacchanalia, Castalia, echolalia, genitalia, inter alia, Lupercalia, Mahalia, marginalia, paraphernalia, regalia, Saturnalia, Thalia, Westphalia
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