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[ ob-lan-see-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ɒbˈlæn si ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /

adjective Botany.

inversely lanceolate, as a leaf.

Nearby words

objet trouvé, objure, objurgate, objurgation, obl., oblanceolate, oblast, oblate, oblately, oblation, oblatory

Origin of oblanceolate

First recorded in 1840–50; ob- + lanceolate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for oblanceolate

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

    The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
  • (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


/ (ɒbˈlɑːnsɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /


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