- shaped like the head of a lance.
- narrow, and tapering toward the apex or sometimes at the base, as a leaf.
Origin of lanceolate
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Lanceolate: lance- or spear-shaped: oblong and tapering to the end.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The fourth glume is coriaceous, lanceolate, bisexual or female.
The first two glumes are unequal, oblong or lanceolate, 1-nerved.
The second glume is lanceolate, acute, as long as the first, 3-nerved.
The first two glumes are membranous, lanceolate, and subequal.
- narrow and tapering to a point at each endlanceolate leaves
C18: from Late Latin lanceolātus, from lanceola small lance
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- Tapering from a rounded base toward an apex; lance-shaped. Many willows have lanceolate leaves.
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