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dahlia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dahlia  \Dah"lia\  (d[aum]l"y[.a]  or  d[=a]l"y[.a];  277,  106),  n.; 
  pl  {Dahlias}.  [Named  after  Andrew  Dahl  a  Swedish  botanist.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  plants  native  to  Mexico  and  Central  America,  of 
  the  order  Composit[ae];  also  any  plant  or  flower  of  the 
  genus.  The  numerous  varieties  of  cultivated  dahlias  bear 
  conspicuous  flowers  which  differ  in  color. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dahlia 
  n  :  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  [syn:  {Dahlia 
  pinnata}] 




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