gladdon
Gladen Gla"den, n. [AS. gl[ae]dene, cf. L. gladius a sword. Cf. {Gladiole}.] (Bot.) Sword grass; any plant with sword-shaped leaves, especially the European {Iris f[oe]tidissima}. [Written also {gladwyn}, {gladdon}, and {glader}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • gladdon — glad don n. An iris ({Iris foetidissima}) with purple flowers and evil smelling leaves; Southern and Western Europe and North Africa. Syn: gladen, stinking iris, gladdon iris, stinking gladwyn, roast beef plant, {Iris foetidissima}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gladdon — noun iris with purple flowers and foul smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa • Syn: ↑stinking iris, ↑gladdon iris, ↑stinking gladwyn, ↑roast beef plant, ↑Iris foetidissima • Hypernyms: ↑iris, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gladdon — [ glad(ə)n] noun a purple flowered iris which produces an unpleasant odour, especially when bruised. [Iris foetidissima.] Origin OE glædene, based on L. gladiolus (see gladiolus) …   English new terms dictionary

  • gladdon — glad·don …   English syllables

  • gladdon — /ˈglædn/ (say gladn) noun a dark green perennial herb, Iris foetidissima, widespread in western Europe and northern Africa, usually on calcareous soils. {Middle English gladene, from Old English gladinae, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *gladina,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gladdon iris — noun iris with purple flowers and foul smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa • Syn: ↑stinking iris, ↑gladdon, ↑stinking gladwyn, ↑roast beef plant, ↑Iris foetidissima • Hypernyms: ↑iris, ↑fla …   Useful english dictionary

  • Iris foetidissima — gladdon glad don n. An iris ({Iris foetidissima}) with purple flowers and evil smelling leaves; Southern and Western Europe and North Africa. Syn: gladen, stinking iris, gladdon iris, stinking gladwyn, roast beef plant, {Iris foetidissima}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iris foetidissima — gladdon glad don n. An iris ({Iris foetidissima}) with purple flowers and evil smelling leaves; Southern and Western Europe and North Africa. Syn: gladen, stinking iris, gladdon iris, stinking gladwyn, roast beef plant, {Iris foetidissima}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iris foetidissima — noun iris with purple flowers and foul smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa • Syn: ↑stinking iris, ↑gladdon, ↑gladdon iris, ↑stinking gladwyn, ↑roast beef plant • Hypernyms: ↑iris, ↑flag, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • roast beef plant — noun iris with purple flowers and foul smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa • Syn: ↑stinking iris, ↑gladdon, ↑gladdon iris, ↑stinking gladwyn, ↑Iris foetidissima • Hypernyms: ↑iris, ↑flag, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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