gladiool

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

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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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