Definition of Gladiolus

1. Noun. Any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated.

Exact synonyms: Glad, Gladiola, Sword Lily
Generic synonyms: Iridaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Gladiolus



2. Noun. The large central part of the breastbone.
Exact synonyms: Corpus Sternum
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Group relationships: Breastbone, Sternum

Definition of Gladiolus

1. n. A genus of plants having bulbous roots and gladiate leaves, and including many species, some of which are cultivated and valued for the beauty of their flowers; the corn flag; the sword lily.

Definition of Gladiolus

1. Noun. (anatomy) The center part of the sternum. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several flowering plants, of the genus ''Gladiolus'', having sword-shaped leaves and showy flowers on spikes; gladiola. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gladiolus

1. a segment of the sternum [n -LI or -LUSES]

Medical Definition of Gladiolus

1. Origin: L. See Gladiole. 1. A genus of plants having bulbous roots and gladiate leaves, and including many species, some of which are cultivated and valued for the beauty of their flowers; the corn flag; the sword lily. 2. The middle portion of the sternum in some animals; the mesosternum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gladiolus

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gladiatory
gladiatour
gladiatours
gladiature
gladiatures
gladier
gladiest
gladii
gladiola
gladiolar
gladiolas
gladiole
gladioles
gladioli
gladiolus (current term)
gladioluses
gladite
gladius
gladiuses
gladiusite
gladlier
gladliest
gladly
gladly suffer fools
gladness
gladnesses
glads
gladship
gladsome

Literary usage of Gladiolus

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1. Journal of Science and the Arts by Royal Institution of Great Britain (1817)
"gladiolus orobanche, 125. Four varieties of this species have heen published in ... HK gladiolus recurvus. HK gladiolus ringens. 123. gladiolus carneus. ..."

2. The Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by William Curtis (1797)
"gladiolus Je diriger foliis ... the flower of this gladiolus bears internally three projecting lamina, or thin plates, which have been fancifully compared ..."

3. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"Lone flower, hemmed in with snows, and white as they." gladiolus. Corn-Flag. ... The gladiolus family includes many brilliant species and varieties; ..."

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