Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) 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

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Synonyms of Dahlia

dahlia pinnata

Alternate forms of Dahlia

Hypernyms: flower

Origin of the word Dahlia

  1. 1804, named 1791 for Anders Dahl (1751-1789), Swedish botanist who discovered it in Mexico. No blue variety had ever been cultivated, hence "blue dahlia," fig. for "something impossible or unattainable" (1880). more

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