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  1. gladiolus(def 1).
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Origin of gladiola

From Latin, neuter plural treated as if feminine singular
Related formsglad·i·o·lar, adjective
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Examples from the Web for gladiola

Historical Examples

  • Gladiola learned to injure a piano at a conservatory of music.

    You Should Worry Says John Henry

    George V. Hobart

  • The gladiola bulbs are looking older than when I put them away last fall.


    Bill Nye

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

  • Then Gladiola moved up to the squeaky end of the piano and gave an imitation of a Swiss music box.

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


    Bill Nye