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[glad-ee-oh-luh] /ˌglæd iˈoʊ lə/
gladiolus (def 1).
Origin of gladiola
From Latin, neuter plural treated as if feminine singular
Related forms
gladiolar, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • gladiola learned to injure a piano at a conservatory of music.

  • The gladiola bulbs are looking older than when I put them away last fall.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • I ordered a new style of gladiola eight years ago of a man who had his portrait in the bow of his seed catalogue.

  • Then gladiola moved up to the squeaky end of the piano and gave an imitation of a Swiss music box.

  • I go now into my cellar to bring out the gladiola bulb and the homesick turnip of last year.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • I could squeeze along two years without the gladiola and the oleander in the large tub.

    Remarks Bill Nye

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