[ glad-ee-it, -eyt, gley-dee- ]
/ ˈglæd i ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈgleɪ di- /
having the shape of a sword; sword-shaped.
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Origin of gladiate
1785–95; <Latin gladi(us) sword + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for gladiate
/ (ˈɡlædɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈɡleɪ-) /
botany shaped like a swordgladiate leaves
Word Origin for gladiate
C18: from Latin gladius sword
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