[ UK /dˈɑːl/ ]
[ US /ˈdɑɫ/ ]
  1. small highly nutritious seed of the tropical pigeon-pea plant
  2. tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods; much cultivated in the tropics
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How To Use dahl In A Sentence

  • Yeah, he's a pop genius, but his cool, affable swagger and clever repartee are the perfect complement to the more extroverted, outgoing personalities of Dahle and Ms. Case.
  • Dahl came to admire him, although he described him as “quite an erk,”** and was shocked to discover that he could barely draw. Storyteller
  • Close against them and overpeering their tops were hollyhocks and dahlias; against these stood at lesser height sweet peas, asters, zinnias, coreopsis and others of like stature; in front of these were poppies for summer, marigolds for autumn; beneath these again were verbenas, candytuft -- all this is sketched from memory, and I recall the winsome effect rather than species and names; and still below nestled portulaca and periwinkle. The Amateur Garden
  • Why don't my dahlias produce any flowers? The Sun
  • Look at those hollyhocks, like pyramids of roses; those garlands of the convolvulus major of all colours, hanging around that tall pole, like the wreathy hop-bine; those magnificent dusky cloves, breathing of the Spice Islands; those flaunting double dahlias; those splendid scarlet geraniums, and those fierce and warlike flowers the tiger-lilies. Our Village
  • Late flowering annuals and half-hardy perennials, like Rudbeckia, Nicotiana, Chrysanthemum and Argyranthemum come into their own now, along with tuberous plants like Begonia, Dahlia and Canna.
  • There are literally thousands of cultivated varieties of Dahlias which have been hybridized throughout the years.
  • This “new set of clackers,” as Dahl joyously described them, still left a “tidy hunk” for the RAF,72 but they were a source of great pleasure to their owner, who believed that in most cases real teeth were more trouble than they were worth. Storyteller
  • He was also a keen angler and an enthusiastic gardener, with his dahlias and leeks becoming the envy of Hampshire. Times, Sunday Times
  • For years I planted carrots among the roses, giant marrows and dahlias, and daffodils and daisies interspersed with broccoli and artichokes.
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