gladiolus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (glad"ē-ō'lus), [key]
— pl. -lus, -li -lus•es -li
- 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 colors.
- the middle and largest segment of the sternum. Cf. manubrium (def. 2a),
- gladiolus (Thesaurus)