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1. The eldest son of the king of France from 1349 to 1830.
2. Used as a title for such a nobleman.
[Middle English, from Old French, title of the lords of Dauphiné, from Dalphin, Dalfin, a surname, from dalfin, dolphin (from the device on the family's coat of arms); see dolphin.]
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dauphin(ˈdɔːfɪn; dɔːˈfɪn; French dofɛ̃)
(Historical Terms) (1349–1830) the title of the direct heir to the French throne; the eldest son of the king of France
[C15: from Old French: originally a family name; adopted as a title by the Counts of Vienne and later by the French crown princes]
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dau•phin(ˈdɔ fɪn, doʊˈfɛ̃)
the eldest son of a king of France, used as a title from 1349 to 1830.
[1475–85; < French; Middle French dalphin]
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|Noun||1.||dauphin - formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne|
prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
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dauphin[ˈdɔːfɪn] N (Hist) → delfín m
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dauphinDauphin [ˈdɔːfɪn ˈdəʊfɪn] n → dauphin m
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