Definition of oblanceolate in English:


Line breaks: ob|lan¦ceo|late
Pronunciation: /ɒbˈlɑːnsɪələt


  • (Especially of leaves) lanceolate with the more pointed end at the base.
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    • The upper regions of the stem have a characteristic square-shaped cross-section with long internodes separating whorls of elliptical to oblanceolate leaves.
    • The leaf laminae of Q. serrata were lanceolate to oblanceolate, 5-15 cm long and 1-3 cm wide.
    • The leaves of ssp. beneolens are greenish, mostly linear to very-narrowly oblanceolate, and have a tendency to be ascending.


mid 19th century: from ob- + lanceolate.

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