sword lily


noun

a gladiolus.

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Origin of sword lily

First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for sword lily

sword lily

noun

another name for gladiolus (def. 1)

Word Origin for sword lily

C18: so called because of its sword-shaped leaves
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