lanceolate definition

  • adjective:
    • Tapering from a rounded base toward an apex; lance-shaped: lanceolate leaves.
    • getting the basic shape of a lance; a lot longer than wide, with the widest part less than the center and a pointed apex.
    • Of a course of knapped rock things, made without a stem, arms, notches, or any other functions that assist in accessory to a shaft.
    • Instead narrow, tapering to a point during the apex, and quite often within base additionally.
    • (of a leaf form) shaped like a lance mind; slim and tapering to a pointed apex
  • others:
    • Shaped like a lance-head; in botany, several times more than broad, and tapering from a rounded base toward the apex, or tapering in both instructions: by some restricted to the second situation: stated of leaves, scales, marks, etc.

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