- 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
- An Old World plant of the iris family, with sword-shaped leaves and spikes of brightly colored flowers, popular in gardens and as a cut flower
- the large central part of the breastbone
- Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).
- a party of people at a wedding
- A marriage ceremony, esp. considered as including the associated celebrations
- the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
- marriage: the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; “their marriage was conducted in the chapel”
- an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
- a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
- The use of wine tasting descriptors allow the taster an opportunity to put into words the aromas and flavors that they experience and can be used in assessing the overall quality of wine.
- An expression of approval; a compliment
- A characteristic scent, esp. that of a wine or perfume
- An attractively arranged bunch of flowers, esp. one presented as a gift or carried at a ceremony
Red is for passion
Pure white………. A beautiful Gladiolus
Named for the shape of their leaves, gladioli – from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword – have a history than spans from Africa to the Mediterranean. Symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion. Striking and colorful with towering stems, this August birth flower and 40th wedding anniversary flower evoke the drama of Roman gladiators.