Gladioluses
Gladiolus Gla*di"o*lus, n.; pl. L. {Gladioli}, E. {Gladioluses}. [L. See {Gladiole}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of plants having bulbous roots and gladiate leaves, and including many species, some of which are cultivated and valued for the beauty of their flowers; the corn flag; the sword lily. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) The middle portion of the sternum in some animals; the mesosternum. [1913 Webster]


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  • gladioluses — glad·i·o·lus || ‚glædɪ əʊlÉ™s n. plant of the iris family having colorful flowers and sword shaped leaves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gladiolus — /glad ee oh leuhs/, n., pl. gladiolus, gladioli / luy/, gladioluses for 1; gladioli for 2. 1. any plant of the genus Gladiolus, of the iris family, native esp. to Africa, having erect, sword shaped leaves and spikes of flowers in a variety of… …   Universalium

  • Gladioli — Gladiolus Gla*di o*lus, n.; pl. L. {Gladioli}, E. {Gladioluses}. [L. See {Gladiole}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of plants having bulbous roots and gladiate leaves, and including many species, some of which are cultivated and valued for the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gladiolus — Gla*di o*lus, n.; pl. L. {Gladioli}, E. {Gladioluses}. [L. See {Gladiole}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of plants having bulbous roots and gladiate leaves, and including many species, some of which are cultivated and valued for the beauty of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gladiolus — noun (plural gladioli) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, gladiolus, from diminutive of gladius Date: 15th century 1. or plural gladiolus also gladioluses any of a genus (Gladiolus) of chiefly African perennial plants of the iris family with erect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gladiolus — For other uses, see Gladiolus (disambiguation). Gladiolus Gladiolus Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • corm — n. round underground swollen stem base of certain plants (such as gladioluses, crocuses and cyclamens) that stores food during the winter and serves for asexual reproduction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corms — n. round underground swollen stem base of certain plants (such as gladioluses, crocuses and cyclamens) that stores food during the winter and serves for asexual reproduction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gladiolus — [ˌgladɪ əʊləs] noun (plural gladioli lʌɪ or gladioluses) a plant of the iris family with sword shaped leaves and spikes of brightly coloured flowers. [Genus Gladiolus.] Origin OE (orig. denoting the gladdon), from L., dimin. of gladius sword …   English new terms dictionary

  • gladiolus — /glædiˈoʊləs / (say gladee ohluhs) noun (plural gladiolus or gladioli /glædiˈoʊlaɪ/ (say gladee ohluy) or gladioluses) any plant of the genus Gladiolus, native mainly to South Africa, with erect leaves, and spikes of variously coloured flowers;… …   Australian English dictionary

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