from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Roman sword roughly two feet long.
- n. pen, the internal skeleton of squid made of chitin-like material
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pen, calamary, sepiost, or cuttlebone of the squid; the horny endoskeleton of a cuttlefish. See cut under calamary.
From Latin gladius ("Roman short sword, gladius"). (Wiktionary)