Definition of dahlia in English:


Syllabification: dahl·ia
Pronunciation: /ˈdalyə
, ˈdälyə


A tuberous-rooted Mexican plant of the daisy family, cultivated for its brightly colored 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.


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

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