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lanceolate leaf


Shaped like the head of a lance; tapering from a rounded base toward the apex: lanceolate leaves.

[Late Latin lanceolātus, from Latin lanceola, diminutive of Latin lancea, lance; see lance.]

lan′ce·o·late′ly adv.
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(ˈlɑːnsɪəˌleɪt; -lɪt) ,




(Botany) narrow and tapering to a point at each end: lanceolate leaves.
[C18: from Late Latin lanceolātus, from lanceola small lance]
ˈlanceoˌlately adv
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(ˈlæn si əˌleɪt, -lɪt)

shaped like the head of a lance.
[1750–60; < New Latin lanceolātus= Latin lanciol(a) small lance (lance(a) lance + -ola -ole1) + -ātus -ate1]
lan′ce•o•late`ly, adv.
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Adj.1.lanceolate - (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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