Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Asteraceae — the dahlias.

Etymologies

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From the flower dahlia in the 19th century.

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Named by botanist Antonio José Cavanilles (1745-1804) after Swedish botanist Andreas Dahl (1751-1789).

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  • A genus of noctuid moth.

    August 23, 2010