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Sword lily   /sɔrd lˈɪli/   Listen
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.  Synonyms: glad, gladiola, gladiolus.
Plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals.  Synonyms: flag, fleur-de-lis, iris.

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Words linked to "Sword lily" :   gladdon iris, Iris versicolor, roast beef plant, iridaceous plant, English iris, gladdon, Iris pseudacorus, stinking gladwyn, bearded iris, bulbous iris, genus Gladiolus, beardless iris, dwarf iris, Iris foetidissima, stinking iris, vernal iris, Iris virginica, yellow iris, genus Iris, yellow flag, Persian iris, Iris verna, Iris cristata, yellow water flag, Iris xiphioides, southern blue flag, Iris persica, blue flag

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