Definition of 'dahlia'

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Example sentences containing 'dahlia'

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Eighty per cent of the dahlias planted didn't work. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Is it too early to plant out dahlias? The Sun (2013)I planted hundreds of dahlias and the frost killed them all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you garden in a sheltered urban location, you can probably leave your dahlias in the ground through the winter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why don't my dahlias produce any flowers? The Sun (2015)My dahlias are flowering but the petals are ragged and tatty. Times, Sunday Times (2013)After the frosts, gardeners are wondering when it will be safe to plant out dahlias, tomatoes and other tender plants. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Last winter I left my dahlias in the ground under a mulch, but they all turned to mush in the cold. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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Translations for 'dahlia'

British English: dahlia NOUN
A dahlia is a garden flower with a lot of brightly coloured petals.
  • American English: dahlia
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dália
  • Chinese: 大丽花
  • European Spanish: dalia
  • French: dahlia
  • German: Dahlie
  • Italian: dalia
  • Japanese: ダリア
  • Korean: 달리아
  • European Portuguese: dália
  • Spanish: dalia


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