Dolly Varden definition

  • noun:
    • A colorfully spotted trout (Salvelinus malma) of northwest North America and east Asia.
    • a female's outfit, briefly eye-catching in Britain and America within the belated nineteenth century, with a brightly patterned, generally flowered, gown with a polonaise overskirt collected up and draped over a different underskirt.
    • Salvelinus malma malma, a fish into the salmon family.
    • a lady's dress of gay-flowered material, generally a muslin printing, made with a pointed bodice and a skirt tucked up or draped over a petticoat of solid color: used about 1865-70.
    • A species of trout or char of California, Salvelinus malma.
    • a big hat with a brim overloaded with blossoms, worn previously by women.
  • others:
    • A character in Dickens's novel “Barnaby Rudge,” a lovely, vibrant, and coquettish woman which wore a cherry-colored mantle and cherry-colored ribbons.
    • a method of light, bright-figured dress items for ladies; in addition, a method of dress.

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