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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.]
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lanceolate(ˈlɑːnsɪəˌleɪt; -lɪt) ,
(Botany) narrow and tapering to a point at each end: lanceolate leaves.
[C18: from Late Latin lanceolātus, from lanceola small lance]
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lan•ce•o•late(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]
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|Adj.||1.||lanceolate - (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex|
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