gladdon


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gladdon

(ˈɡlædən)
n
(Plants) another name for stinking iris
[Old English, of uncertain origin]
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Noun1.gladdon - iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leavesgladdon - iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa
fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily, flag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
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Customer service advisers, Ian Thomson and Marion Gladdon, from Gateshead Housing Company, organised a charity day, which raised pounds 473.
This is consistent with previous reports that also found greater inaccuracies in self-reports occurring in respondents with increasing age and disability, fewer social supports, less education, and lower income (Wallihan, Stump, and Callahan 1999; Gladdon, Counte, and Tancredi 1992).
Its botanical name is Iris foetidissima and it is also known as stinking gladwin or gladdon.
Gladdon and Gladwin are, according to Geoffrey Grigson's The Englishman's Flora, derived from the Old English 'Glaedene', going back to the name gladiolus meaning 'little sword' and calling attention to the shape of the leaves .