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gladiate

[ glad-ee-it, -eyt, gley-dee- ]
/ ˈglæd i ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈgleɪ di- /
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adjective Botany.
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

gladiate
/ (ˈɡlædɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈɡleɪ-) /

adjective
botany shaped like a swordgladiate leaves

Word Origin for gladiate

C18: from Latin gladius sword
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