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Noun: gladiola  ,gla-dee'ow-lu
  1. 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 coloured funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
    - gladiolus, glad, sword lily

Derived forms: gladiolas

Type of: iridaceous plant

Part of: genus Gladiolus

Encyclopedia: Gladiola