- shaped like the head of a lance.
- narrow, and tapering toward the apex or sometimes at the base, as a leaf.
Origin of lanceolate
Examples from the Web for lanceolate
Historical Examples of lanceolate
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
Word Origin for lanceolate
- Tapering from a rounded base toward an apex; lance-shaped. Many willows have lanceolate leaves.