Dolly Varden

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Dol·ly Var·den

 (dŏl′ē vär′dn)
n.
A food and game fish (Salvelinus malma) of western North America and eastern Asia, having red, yellow, or orange spots on a dark body.

[After Dolly Varden, a character known for her colorful costume in the novel Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens.]

Dolly Varden

(ˈdɒlɪ ˈvɑːdən)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's large-brimmed hat trimmed with flowers
2. (Animals) 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)]

Dol•ly Var•den

(ˈdɒl i ˈvɑr dn)
n.
a red-speckled char, Salvelinus malma, of North American and E Asian streams.
[1870–75; after a colorfully dressed character in Dickens' Barnaby Rudge (1841)]