[ glad-ee-oh-luh ]

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Origin of gladiola

From Latin, neuter plural treated as if feminine singular

Other words from gladiola

  • glad·i·o·lar, adjective

Words Nearby gladiola Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gladiola in a sentence

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

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

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

  • The way gladiola went after one of Beethoven's sonatas and slapped its ears was pitiful.

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

    Remarks | Bill Nye