[glad-ee-it, -eyt, gley-dee-]
- having the shape of a sword; sword-shaped.
Origin of gladiate
1785–95; < Latin gladi(us) sword + -ate1
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- botany shaped like a swordgladiate leaves
C18: from Latin gladius sword