Definition of Gladiole

1. n. A lilylike plant, of the genus Gladiolus; -- called also corn flag.



Definition of Gladiole

1. a flower of the iris family [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gladiole

1. A lilylike plant, of the genus Gladiolus; called also corn flag. Origin: L. Gladiolus a small sword, the sword lily, dim. Of gladius sword. See Glaive. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gladiole

gladiatorlike
gladiators
gladiatorship
gladiatorships
gladiatory
gladiatour
gladiatours
gladiature
gladiatures
gladier
gladiest
gladii
gladiola
gladiolar
gladiolas
gladiole (current term)
gladioles
gladioli
gladiolus
gladioluses
gladite
gladius
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gladiusite
gladlier
gladliest
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gladly suffer fools
gladness
gladnesses

Literary usage of Gladiole

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1. The Family Receipt Book: Containing Eight Hundred Valuable Receipts in by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1819)
"... deficient harvests, is used in many of the northern parts of the continent. 278. Bread made from the Water gladiole. , The root of the flowering rush, ..."

2. Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Natural History, Husbandry, and Physick: To by Benjamin Stillingfleet (1775)
"... and attain the American water gladiole, if we had not found out that it was of the genus of our water gladiole? The Europeans at vaft expence went on ..."

3. The River-side Naturalist: Notes on the Various Forms of Life Met with by Edward Hamilton (1890)
"The Water gladiole or Grassie Rush," says Gerarde, " is of all others the fairest and most pleasant to behold, and serveth well for the decking and trimming ..."

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