Definition of Genus Gladiolus
1. Noun. Gladiolas.
Group relationships: Family Iridaceae, Iridaceae, Iris Family
Member holonyms: Glad, Gladiola, Gladiolus, Sword Lily
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Gladiolus
Literary usage of Genus Gladiolus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Cf. gladden^.] 1. PI. gladioli (-11). A plant of the genus Gladiolus; a sword-lily. — 2. [.cap.] A genus of very beautiful ..."
2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus Gladiolus GLADIOLUS (Latin, a dagger or sedge : in allusion to shape of leaves). A genus of about one hundred and thirty species of perennial herbs ..."
3. The Gladiolus: A Practical Treatise on the Culture of the Gladiolus, with by Matthew Crawford (1911)
"The following list includes the most important Gladiolus species, as recognized by modern botanists. Many species formerly included in the genus Gladiolus ..."
4. American Flower Garden Directory by Robert Buist (1832)
"Watsonia, a genus containing several species of showy flowers, several of which are in our collections, under the genus Gladiolus, but the most of the ..."