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One entry found for gladiolus.
Main Entry: glad·i·o·lus
Pronunciation: secondarystressglad-emacron-primarystressomacr-lschwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural gladi·o·li /-primarystressomacr-(secondarystress)lemacron, -primarystressomacr-secondarystresslimacr /; or -o·lus also -o·lus·es
Etymology: from Latin gladiolus, literally, "little sword," from gladius "sword" --related to GLADIATOR
: any of a genus of chiefly African plants related to the irises and having erect sword-shaped leaves and stalks of brilliantly colored flowers
[gladiolus illustration]

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