Gladiolus - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɡlædiˈoʊləs|  American pronunciation of the word gladiolus
Brit.  |ˌɡladɪˈəʊləs|  British pronunciation of the word gladiolus


- 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 (syn: glad, gladiola)
- the large central part of the breastbone

Word forms

singular: gladiolus
plural: gladioli
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