gladioli gladioli

Definition(s):

  1. (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
  2. (n) the large central part of the breastbone

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Usage(s):

  1. His father was a rural mail carrier and his mother raised gladioli.
  2. The table, set for 30, was decorated with gladioli.
  3. Bouquets of carnations and gladioli were tossed, some with photographs of victims attached.

News

  • Over-winter tender perennials

    AMES, Iowa — Perennials such as tuberous begonias, gladioli, cannas and dahlias are an integral part of many home landscapes. They put on excellent displays of color until a killing frost. Unfortunately, they will not survive Iowa's harsh winter weather outdoors and must be dug in the fall and stored indoors through the winter months. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and ...
    on October 5, 2013     Source: Muscatine Journal

Quotes

  • Barry said: "Edna has penned a history of Australia set tomusic especially for the show, beginning with the convicts and ending up with Nicole Kidman. The famous gladioli will be given out to the audience in their thousands."
    on Feb 14, 2009 By: Barry Humphries Source: Glasgow Sunday Mail

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