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.
the hat of this costume.
the dress of this costume.
Ichthyology.. Also called bull trout, Dolly Varden trout. a char, Salvelinus malma, inhabiting fresh and marine waters of western North America and eastern Asia.
Newfoundland. a large earthenware drinking cup used on fishing vessels.
Origin of Dolly Varden
1870-75; costume named after a colorfully dressed character in Dickens' Barnaby Rudge (1841); applied to fish in allusion to its coloring