[ob-lan-see-uh-lit, -leyt]

adjective Botany.

inversely lanceolate, as a leaf.

Origin of oblanceolate

First recorded in 1840–50; ob- + lanceolate
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Examples from the Web for oblanceolate

Historical Examples of oblanceolate

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

  • (6-8 inches) long, brown; leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 2-6 cm.

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam

  • The flower is composed of twenty petals which are oblanceolate.

    The Fantastic Clan

    John James Thornber

British Dictionary definitions for oblanceolate



botany (esp of leaves) having a rounded apex and a tapering base
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