Meaning of dahlia

dahl•ia

Pronunciation: (dal'yu, däl'- or, esp. Brit., dāl'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any composite plant of the genus Dahlia, native to Mexico and Central America and widely cultivated for its showy, variously colored flower heads.
  2. the flower or tuberous root of a dahlia.
  3. a pale violet or amethyst color.
—adj.
  1. of the color dahlia.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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