gladiola gladiola


  • (n) any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated



  1. On the gladiola-banked Pops podium last week, the silver-maned maestro, who is celebrating his first half-century with the Boston Symphony, proved once more that in a city which .
  2. For some reason potatoes were unobtainable, but the gladiola-like branches of the ceibo, Argentina's national flower, luxuriated and the air was sharp with the hot odor of .


  • American life in poetry June 23, 2013

    There are many fine poems in which the poet looks deeply into a photograph and tries to touch the lives caught there. Here's one by Tami Haaland, who lives in Montana. Little Girl She's with Grandma in front of Grandma's house, backed by a willow tree, gladiola and roses. Who did she ever want to please? But Grandma seems half-pleased and annoyed. read more
    on June 24, 2013     Source:

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