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Dahlia   /dˈæljə/   Listen

(pl. dahlias)
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.  Synonym: Dahlia pinnata.

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"Dahlia" Quotes from Famous Books

... a little, tender black and white thing, looking like a dahlia. In a quarter of an hour Glory knew all about her. During the day she served in a shop in the Whitechapel Road. Her name was Agatha Jones—they called her Aggie. Her people lived in Bethnal Green, but Charlie ...
— The Christian - A Story • Hall Caine

... indeed, they seemed to me very real and engaging. What though all was on a small scale, it was the perfume which gave this white violet distinction, and made it superior to the broadest camelia—the fullest dahlia that ...
— Villette • Charlotte Bronte

Words linked to "Dahlia" :   flower, Dahlia pinnata, genus Dahlia

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