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  • IPA(key): /ˌɡlaˈdi̯oːlə/
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Gladiole f (genitive Gladiole, plural Gladiolen)

  1. gladiolus, sword lily (plant of the genus Gladiolus)
    • 1920, Eduard von Keyserling, Wellen, S. Fischer, page 192:
      Und plötzlich stand der alte Graf da mitten in einem der Beete, knietief in den Gladiolen.
      And suddenly the old count stood there in the middle of one of the garden beds, knee-deep in the gladioli.

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The literal translation of sword lily has a different meaning: Schwertlilie means the plant iris.


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