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Definitions for DAHLIA
ˈdæl yə, ˈdɑl-; esp. Brit. ˈdeɪl-dahli·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dahlia, Dahlia pinnatanoun

    any of several plants of or developed from the species Dahlia pinnata having tuberous roots and showy rayed variously colored flower heads; native to the mountains of Mexico and Central America and Colombia

Wiktionary

  1. dahlianoun

    Any plant of the genus Dahlia, tuberous perennial flowering plants native to Mexico.

  2. Dahlianoun

    A female given name from English.

    The girls' names were April, Corinne, Gloria, Susannah, and Dahlia. I thought these names fanciful and lovely and would have liked the daughters' looks to match them, as if they were the beautiful children of an ogre in a fairy tale.

  3. Etymology: Named 1791 by Spanish botanist Antonio José Cavanilles for Anders Dahl who discovered it in Mexico in 1788.

Wikipedia

  1. Dahlia

    Dahlia (UK: , US: ) is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico and Central America. A member of the Asteraceae (former name: Compositae) family of dicotyledonous plants, its relatives thus include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. There are 49 species of this genus, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 5 cm (2 in) diameter or up to 30 cm (1 ft) ("dinner plate"). This great variety results from dahlias being octoploids—that is, they have eight sets of homologous chromosomes, whereas most plants have only two. In addition, dahlias also contain many transposons—genetic pieces that move from place to place upon an allele—which contributes to their manifesting such great diversity. The stems are leafy, ranging in height from as low as 30 cm (12 in) to more than 1.8–2.4 m (6–8 ft). The majority of species do not produce scented flowers. Like most plants that do not attract pollinating insects through scent, they are brightly colored, displaying most hues, with the exception of blue. The dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico in 1963. The tubers were grown as a food crop by the Aztecs, but this use largely died out after the Spanish Conquest. Attempts to introduce the tubers as a food crop in Europe were unsuccessful.

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  1. dahlia

    A dahlia is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family, the same as daisies and sunflowers. It is native to Mexico and Central America and is known for its brightly coloured, symmetrical flowers which bloom from mid-summer to the first frost. Dahlias are popular in gardens and landscapes and their flowers, which come in various sizes and shapes, are commonly used in floral arrangements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dahlianoun

    a genus of plants native to Mexico and Central America, of the order Compositae; also, any plant or flower of the genus. The numerous varieties of cultivated dahlias bear conspicuous flowers which differ in color

  2. Etymology: [Named after Andrew Dahl a Swedish botanist.]

Wikidata

  1. Dahlia

    Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native mainly in Mexico, but also Central America, and Colombia. A member of the Asteraceae or Compositae, dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are at least 36 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in diameter or up to 1 ft. This great variety results from dahlias being octoploids—that is, they have eight sets of homologous chromosomes, whereas most plants have only two. In addition, dahlias also contain many transposons—genetic pieces that move from place to place upon an allele—which contributes to their manifesting such great diversity. The stems are leafy, ranging in height from as low as 12 in to more than 6–8 ft. The majority of species do not produce scented flowers or cultivars. Like most plants that do not attract pollinating insects through scent, they are brightly colored, displaying most hues, with the exception of blue. The dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico in 1963.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dahlia

    dāl′i-a, n. a genus of garden plants with large flowers. [From Dahl, a Swedish botanist.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dahlia

    A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE that contains antifungal plant defensin.

Editors Contribution

  1. dahlia

    A type of cultivar, plant or seed.

    My mother loves to plant dahlia in the spring so they grow and flower during the summer months, she chooses a wide variety of colors and we love to see them.


    Submitted by MaryC on June 6, 2016  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Dahlia

    Introduced to Europe from Mexico in 1784 by Andrew Dahl, the Swedish botanist.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAHLIA in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAHLIA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Photographer Johnny Joo:

    See, many people can recognize an enchanting world within every raindrop rested atop the petals of a blossoming pink dahlia, but fail to notice how captivating they can still be when sat upon faded glass.

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