Definition of Gladiola

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



Definition of Gladiola

1. Noun. gladiolus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gladiola

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gladiola

gladiatorially
gladiatorian
gladiatorism
gladiatorlike
gladiators
gladiatorship
gladiatorships
gladiatory
gladiatour
gladiatours
gladiature
gladiatures
gladier
gladiest
gladii
gladiola (current term)
gladiolar
gladiolas
gladiole
gladioles
gladioli
gladiolus
gladioluses
gladite
gladius
gladiuses
gladiusite
gladlier
gladliest
gladly

Literary usage of Gladiola

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1. Cinderella's Crunchy Christmas Cake: A Play in One Act by Lindsay Price (2003)
"gladiola: No. We want Cinderella back. GARDENIA: To do all our work for us. ... gladiola: And not be banished for life. GARDENIA: So we can lounge around ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Happy are those for whom the word is gladiola and the plural gladiolas (though ... 1982 The spelling gladiola originated through back-formation when people ..."

3. Remarks by Bill Nye by Bill Nye (1886)
"I go now into my cellar to bring out the gladiola bulb and the homesick turnip ... The gladiola bulbs are looking older than when I put them away last fall. ..."

4. Twelve Baskets Full by Sibyl Marvin Huse (1922)
"gladiola AND ASTER Fair gladiola, tall, stately and brave, Pierce like a sword the ... Ring, gladiola, thy clustering bells, Aster, shine clear as a star in ..."

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