Meaning of Dolly Varden

Dol•ly Var•den

Pronunciation: (dol'ē vär'dn), [key]
  1. a woman's costume of the late 19th century, including a flower-trimmed, broad-brimmed hat and a dress consisting of a tight bodice and bouffant panniers in a flower print over a calf-length quilted petticoat.
  2. the hat of this costume.
  3. the dress of this costume.
  4. Also calleda char, Salvelinus malma, inhabiting fresh and marine waters of western North America and eastern Asia.
  5. a large earthenware drinking cup used on fishing vessels.
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