- (anatomy) The center part of the sternum.
- Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Gladiolus, having sword-shaped leaves and showy flowers on spikes; gladiola
Etymology: From gladiolusLatin, gladiolus "a little sword, the sword lily" < diminutive of gladiusLatin, gladius "sword"
- French: glaí¯eul
- Italian: gladiolo
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