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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The large central part of the breastbone; Any of numerous plants of a particular genus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers.

Usage examples (33)
  • Plant summer bulbs such as gladiolus, dahlias and lilies.
  • My front yard sports this solo flower, a gladiolus.
  • It's there that White bought a 571-acre former gladiolus farm.
  • And unexpectedly several 3 year old gladiolus decided they would grow. for more
Tutoring comment
  • This was the winning word in the first National Spelling Bee, 1925.
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