dahlia

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdeɪliə/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdæljə, ˈdɑl-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(dalyə, däl- or, esp. Brit., dāl-)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dahl•ia /ˈdælyə, ˈdɑl-/USA pronunciation   n. [countable], pl.  -ias. 
  1. Plant Biologya garden plant of Mexico and Central America, having thick, bulging roots and showy flowers.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dahl•ia  (dalyə, däl- or, esp. Brit., dāl-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologyany composite plant of the genus Dahlia, native to Mexico and Central America and widely cultivated for its showy, variously colored flower heads.
  2. Plant Biologythe flower or tuberous root of a dahlia.
  3. a pale violet or amethyst color.

adj. 
  1. of the color dahlia.
  • Neo-Latin, named after Anders Dahl (died 1789), Swedish botanist; see -ia
  • 1791

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dahlia /ˈdeɪljə/ n
  1. any herbaceous perennial plant of the Mexican genus Dahlia, having showy flowers and tuberous roots, esp any horticultural variety derived from D. pinnata: family Asteraceae (composites)
  2. the flower or root of any of these plants
Etymology: 19th Century: named after Anders Dahl, 18th-century Swedish botanist; see -ia
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