dolly varden trout

Dolly Varden

[dol-ee vahr-dn]
noun
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 this costume.
3.
the dress of this costume.
4.
Ichthyology. Also called bull trout, Dolly Varden trout. a char, Salvelinus malma, inhabiting fresh and marine waters of western North America and eastern Asia.
5.
Newfoundland. a large earthenware drinking cup used on fishing vessels.

Origin:
1870–75; costume named after a colorfully dressed character in Dickens' Barnaby Rudge (1841); applied to fish in allusion to its coloring

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Dolly Varden (ˈdɒlɪ ˈvɑːdən)
 
n
1.  a woman's large-brimmed hat trimmed with flowers
2.  a red-spotted trout, Salvelinus malma, occurring in lakes in W North America
 
[C19: from the name of a character in Dickens' Barnaby Rudge (1841)]

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