Definition of oblanceolate in English:

oblanceolate

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

technical
(Especially of leaves) lanceolate with the more pointed end at the base.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from ob- + lanceolate.

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