gladiola

[glad-ee-oh-luh]
noun
gladiolus ( def 1 ).

Origin:
< Latin, neuter plural treated as if feminine singular

gladiolar, adjective
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gladiola

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 [syn: gladiolus
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Gladiola growers reported their first blooms of the season.
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