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Definition of "lanceolate" []

  • Tapering from a rounded base toward an apex; lance-shaped: lanceolate leaves. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lanceolate" in a sentence
  • "A person hunting with spears would likely carry a couple of lighter ones with an atl-atl, and a heavy, lanceolate one like a boar spear for the finish or in case of a charge."
  • "The leaves are opposite, simple broad lanceolate to ovate, 1-9 cm long and 0.5-6 cm broad."
  • "Var. serrulatus; leaves tender, lanceolate, acute, serrulated; stamens about 44."
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