Definition of gladiola
: gladiolus 1
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Plant summer flowering bulbs in sunny locations wherever a pop of color is needed or to fill in bare spots — coleus, cannas, dahlias, gladiolas and elephant ear (needs shade).
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Origin and Etymology of gladiola
back-formation from gladiolus, taken as a plural
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
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