adjective Date: 1839 inversely lanceolate <
an oblanceolate leaf
— see leaf illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Oblanceolate — Ob*lan ce*o*late, a. [Pref. ob + lanceolate.] Lanceolate in the reversed order, that is, narrowing toward the point of attachment more than toward the apex. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oblanceolate — [äb lan′sē ə lit, äb lan′sē əlāt΄] adj. [ OB + LANCEOLATE] lance shaped, with the broad end at the top: said of a leaf …   English World dictionary

  • oblanceolate — adj. [L. ob, inverse; lanceolatus, spear like] Inversely lanceolate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • oblanceolate — /ob lan see euh lit, layt /, adj. Bot. inversely lanceolate, as a leaf. [1840 50; OB + LANCEOLATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • oblanceolate — adjective Of a reversed lanceolate shape: attached to the stem by the pointed end, with the other end rounded …   Wiktionary

  • oblanceolate —   Lance shaped, much longer than broad, with a wide apex, tapered base, and widest above the center, e.g. the leaflets of Ceratozamia hondurensis.   See also lanceolate …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • oblanceolate — ob·lanceolate …   English syllables

  • oblanceolate — ob•lan•ce•o•late [[t]ɒbˈlæn si ə lɪt, ˌleɪt[/t]] adj. bot tapering toward the base, as a leaf • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • oblanceolate — /ɒbˈlænsiəleɪt/ (say ob lanseeuhlayt) adjective (of a leaf) tapering towards the stalk. Compare lanceolate. {ob + lanceolate} …   Australian English dictionary

  • oblanceolate — adj. Bot. (esp. of leaves) lanceolate with the more pointed end at the base …   Useful english dictionary

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