noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Anders Dahl died 1789 Swedish botanist Date: 1835 any of a genus (Dahlia) of American tuberous-rooted composite herbs having opposite pinnate leaves and rayed flower heads and including many that are cultivated as ornamentals

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  • dahlia — [ dalja ] n. m. • 1804; de Dahl, bot. suéd. ♦ Plante ornementale (composées) à tubercules, dont les fleurs simples ou doubles ont des couleurs riches et variées; sa fleur. Dahlias pompon. Bouquet de dahlias. ● dahlia nom masculin (de A. Dahl, nom …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dahlia — (Греве,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 50020 Греве, Италия Описание …   Каталог отелей

  • dahlia — (n.) 1804, named 1791 by Spanish botanist Antonio José Cavanilles for Anders Dahl (1751 1789), Swedish botanist and pupil of Linnaeus, who discovered it in Mexico in 1788. No blue variety had ever been cultivated, hence blue dahlia, figurative… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dahlia — [dal′yə, däl′yə; ] chiefly Brit [ dāl′yə] n. [ModL, after A. Dahl, 18th c. Swed botanist] 1. any of a genus (Dahlia) of perennial plants of the composite family, with tuberous roots and large, showy flower heads in various bright colors, native… …   English World dictionary

  • Dahlia — Dah lia (d[aum]l y[.a] or d[=a]l y[.a]; 277, 106), n.; pl. {Dahlias}. [Named after Andrew Dahl a Swedish botanist.] (Bot.) A genus of plants native to Mexico and Central America, of the order Composit[ae]; also, any plant or flower of the genus.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dahlĭa — Dahlĭa, 1) D. Cavan, Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Compositae Asteroideae Eclipteae, 19. Kl. 2. Ordn. L.; Arten: D. variabilis u. D. coccinea, beide in Mexico, in Europa als Georginen (s.d.), jetzt Modepflanze u. allgemein, ferner: D.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dahlia — Dahlĭa Cav., Pflanzengattg. der Kompositen; die Georgine (D. variabĭlis Cav.), aus Mexiko, ist in Tausenden von Spielarten Zierpflanze. Hauptsorten: großblumige, kleinblumige (Liliputgeorginen), hohe und Zwerggeorginen, Kaktusgeorginen. – Vgl.… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dahlia — Dahlia, s. Georgina …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Dahlia — f English: from the name of the flower, which was so called in the 19th century in honour of the pioneering Swedish botanist Anders Dahl (1751–89). His surname represents a cognate of English DALE (SEE Dale). Variant: Dalya …   First names dictionary

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