Definitions for gladiolaˌglæd iˈoʊ lə
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glad•i•o•laˌglæd iˈoʊ lə(n.)
Ref: gladiolus (def. 1). 1
Origin of gladiola:
< L, neut. pl. treated as if fem. sing.
gladiolus, gladiola, glad, sword lily(noun)
any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated