Dolly Varden
noun Etymology: Dolly Varden, gaily dressed coquette in Barnaby Rudge (1841), novel by Charles Dickens Date: circa 1876 a large anadromous or freshwater char (Salvelinus malma) widespread in streams of northwestern North America and eastern Asia — called also Dolly Varden trout

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  • Dolly Varden — may refer to: Dolly Varden (character), a character in the novel Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens. The original usage. Dolly Vardens (baseball team), a group of Black women baseball players that comprised the first professional baseball team… …   Wikipedia

  • Dolly Varden — Dol ly Var den 1. A character in Dickens s novel Barnaby Rudge, a beautiful, lively, and coquettish girl who wore a cherry colored mantle and cherry colored ribbons. [1913 Webster] 2. A style of light, bright figured dress goods for women; also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dolly Varden — [däl′ēvärd′ n] n. [after the character in Dickens Barnaby Rudge] 1. a dress of sheer figured muslin worn over a bright colored petticoat ☆ 2. a red spotted trout (Salvelinus malma) found in streams west of the Rocky Mountains and in E Asia …   English World dictionary

  • Dolly varden — kamčiatkinė palija statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Salvelinus malma angl. Dolly varden; Dolly varden trout; malma trout rus. мальма ryšiai: platesnis terminas – palijos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Dolly Varden — 1) the salmonid, Salvelinus malma, named for a female character in Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge who was colourfully dressed. A pink spotted calico was called Dolly Varden during Dickens visit to North America and the charr was likened to the… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Dolly Varden — /dol ee vahr dn/ 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… …   Universalium

  • Dolly Varden — [ vα:d(ə)n] noun 1》 a large hat with a floral trimming and one drooping side, formerly worn by women. 2》 a brightly spotted edible charr (fish) of western North America. [Salvelinus malma.] Origin C19: from the name of a character in Dickens s… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dolly Varden — Dol•ly Var•den [[t]ˈdɒl i ˈvɑr dn[/t]] n. ich a red speckled char, Salvelinus malma, of North American and E Asian streams • Etymology: 1870–75; after a colorfully dressed character in Dickens Barnaby Rudge (1841) …   From formal English to slang

  • Dolly Varden — /dɒli ˈvadn/ (say dolee vahdn) noun 1. a style of brightly flowered print gown. 2. a broad brimmed, flower trimmed hat, formerly worn by women. 3. → char2. {named after a character in Dickens Barnaby Rudge} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dolly varden — n. 1 a woman s large hat with one side drooping and with a floral trimming. 2 a brightly spotted char, Salvelinus malma, of western N. America. Etymology: a character in Dickens s Barnaby Rudge …   Useful english dictionary

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