genus Gladiolus


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Noun1.genus Gladiolus - gladiolas
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Iridaceae, Iridaceae, iris family - large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs
glad, gladiola, gladiolus, sword lily - 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
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The genus Gladiolus comprises 260 species, 250 of which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa.