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oblanceolate

[ob-lan-see-uh-lit, -leyt] /ɒbˈlæn si ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective, Botany.
1.
inversely lanceolate, as a leaf.
Origin of oblanceolate
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; ob- + lanceolate
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Examples from the Web for oblanceolate
Historical Examples
  • The flower is composed of twenty petals which are oblanceolate.

    The Fantastic Clan John James Thornber
  • (6-8 inches) long, brown; leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 2-6 cm.

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam
  • oblanceolate (Fig. 121) when of the lance-shaped form, only more tapering toward the base than in the opposite direction.

British Dictionary definitions for oblanceolate

oblanceolate

/ɒbˈlɑːnsɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(botany) (esp of leaves) having a rounded apex and a tapering base
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