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Think you can spell? Take our Spelling Bee quiz!

To commemorate the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee, held this week in Oxon Hill, Md., we present a quiz of all the winning words since 1925. Click on the link to listen to the word. Most pronunciations of the come from Merriam Webster's dictionary website. A new window will open and you will hear the word. Then close the window and select what you think is the correct spelling. 

(In some cases, the full spelling of the word will appear the URL for the pronunciation. This is unavoidable. To avoid temptation, you should hide your URL bar.)

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Mignon Tsai, of Abbortsford, British Columbia, Canada, chats with Jennifer Mong of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada during the Scripps National Spelling Bee semi-finals Thursday at National Harbor, Maryland.

Gary Cameron/Reuters

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Question 1 of 84

1. 1925

This word is defined as "any of a genus of chiefly African perennial plants of the iris family with erect sword-shaped leaves and spikes of brilliantly colored irregular flowers arising from corms."

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gladeolus

 

gladiolus

 

gladiolous

 

gladyolus

 
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