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Gladden (disambiguation)

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Gladden may refer to:


From Old English glaedene, gladden is another name for the 'flag' or 'iris', now usually spelt gladdon.

Tolkien suggested to translators to avoid if possible the 'learned' name iris.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
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