Meaning of DAUPHIN in English

DAUPHIN

[ 'dɔ:fɪn , 'dəʊfa~ \]

■ noun historical the eldest son of the King of France.

Origin

Fr., from the family name of the lords of the Dauphiné, ult. a nickname meaning 'dolphin'.

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