Origin of dahlia
Examples from the Web for dahlia
Extreme Makeover Dahlia Lithwick, The New Yorker The story behind Lawrence v. Texas.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for March 10, 2012|David Sessions|March 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The writing of a letter to Dahlia had previously been attempted and abandoned as a sickening task.
Tears sprang to her dark eyes and the hand which Miss Dahlia held was trembling.Nan of the Gypsies|Grace May North
Just, also, to his family; to his possible posterity; and just to Dahlia.
Word Origin for dahlia
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 expression for "something impossible or unattainable" (1880).