from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sword-shaped, as a leaf of an iris.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. sword-shaped
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sword-shaped; resembling a sword in form, as the leaf of the iris, or of the gladiolus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sword-shaped; having the form of a sword, either straight or curved, as the legume of a plant; ensiform.
New Latin gladiātus, from Latin gladius, sword; see gladiator.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin gladius sword. (Wiktionary)