Dolly Varden


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. (noun) A woman's gown of gay-flowered material, usually a muslin print, made with a pointed bodice and a skirt tucked up or draped over a petticoat of solid color: worn about 1865-70.
  • n. (noun) A large hat with a brim overloaded with flowers, worn at one time by women.
  • n. (noun) A species of trout or char of California, Salvelinus malma.



Dolly Varden is a character known for her colorful dress in the novel Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens.