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oblanceolate

[ ob-lan-see-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ɒbˈlæn si ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective Botany.
inversely lanceolate, as a leaf.
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Origin of oblanceolate

First recorded in 1840–50; ob- + lanceolate
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How to use oblanceolate in a sentence

  • (3/4-7 inches) long; leaves oblanceolate-obovate, acute at the apex, cuneate at the base, serrate or doubly serrate 3-6 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for oblanceolate

oblanceolate
/ (ɒbˈlɑːnsɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

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