Definition of sword lily in English:

sword lily

Syllabification: sword lil·y


  • A gladiolus.
    More example sentences
    • The leaves of the Gladiolus are sword-shaped, hence the common name ‘sword lily’.
    • In fact, one of its early English language common names was sword lily.
    • Suddenly the old Chinese woman whom I'd walked past on the sidewalk half an hour earlier moved across the window, a tall sprig of sword lily in one hand.

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