gladiate

[glad-ee-it, -eyt, gley-dee-]

adjective Botany.

having the shape of a sword; sword-shaped.

Nearby words

  1. gladbach-rheydt,
  2. gladbeck,
  3. gladden,
  4. gladdon,
  5. glade,
  6. gladiator,
  7. gladiatorial,
  8. gladiators,
  9. gladiola,
  10. gladiolus

Origin of gladiate

1785–95; < Latin gladi(us) sword + -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for gladiate

gladiate

adjective

botany shaped like a swordgladiate leaves

Word Origin for gladiate

C18: from Latin gladius sword

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