gladiate

\\ˈgladēˌāt, -ē_ə̇t\ adjective
Etymology: New Latin gladiatus, from Latin gladius sword + -atus -ate
: shaped like a sword : ensiform

the gladiate leaves of a gladiolus


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  • Gladiate — Glad i*ate, a. [L. gladius sword.] (Bot.) Sword shaped; resembling a sword in form, as the leaf of the iris, or of the gladiolus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gladiate — [glā′dē āt΄, glād′ēit; glad′ēāt΄] adj. [< L gladius, sword (see GLADIATOR) + ATE1] Bot. sword shaped …   English World dictionary

  • gladiate — /glad ee it, ayt , glay dee /, adj. Bot. swordshaped. [1785 95; < L gladi(us) sword + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gladiate — SYN: xiphoid. [L. gladius, a sword] * * * gla·di·ate (glaґde āt) [L. gladius sword] xiphoid (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • gladiate — shaped like a sword Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • gladiate — adj. sword shaped, saber shaped …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gladiate — a. (Bot.) Sword shaped, ensiform …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gladiate — glad·i·ate …   English syllables

  • gladiate — /ˈglædiət/ (say gladeeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt), /ˈgleɪd / (say glayd ) adjective sword shaped. {Latin gladius sword + ate1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gladiate —   a. sword shaped …   Dictionary of difficult words

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