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dau·phin

 (dô′fĭn)
n.
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)
n
(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)

n.
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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Noun1.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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Translations

dauphin

[ˈdɔːfɪn] N (Hist) → delfín m
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dauphin

Dauphin [ˈdɔːfɪn ˈdəʊfɪn] ndauphin m
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References in classic literature ?
It was called by three names which explain its history, its destination, and its architecture: "The House of the Dauphin," because Charles V., when Dauphin, had inhabited it; "The Marchandise," because it had served as town hall; and "The Pillared House" ( domus ad piloria ), because of a series of large pillars which sustained the three stories.
La station vise a assurer une education et une sensibilisation de l'environnement maritime pour la vie des dauphins et des requins, sur decision du gouverneur de la Mer Rouge.
Finally, Cellier des Dauphins is a familiar brand on our shelves.
WINE EXTRAS Les Dauphins is an attractively packaged, keenly priced new range from the biggest producer of Rhne wines, thirteen co-operatives working together - on the evidence of this range, on top of their game.
Ils ont confirme que le Golfe de Suez constituait un environnement propice pour les dauphins, alors que les requins preferaient les eaux profondes, en allusion a la possibilite que ce que les gens avaient vu n'etait que des dauphins.