gladiool

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin gladiolus, a diminutive form of gladius ‎(sword)

Noun[edit]

gladiool f, m ‎(plural gladiolen, diminutive gladiooltje n)

  1. Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Gladiolus, having sword-shaped leaves and showy flowers on spikes; gladiola.
  2. (pejorative) An idiot, fool, nitwit; generally preceded by a pejorative adjective such as achterlijk

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