gladiole


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gladiole \Glad"i*ole\, n. [L. gladiolus a small sword, the sword
   lily, dim. of gladius sword. See Glaive.] (Bot.)
   A lilylike plant, of the genus Gladiolus; -- called also
   corn flag.
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