[lan-see-uh-leyt, -lit]
shaped like the head of a lance.
narrow, and tapering toward the apex or sometimes at the base, as a leaf.

1750–60; < Latin lanceolātus armed with a small lance, equivalent to lanceol(a) small lance (lance(a) lance1 + -ola -ole1) + -ātus -ate1

lanceolately, adverb
sublanceolate, adjective Unabridged
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lanceolate (ˈlɑːnsɪəˌleɪt, -lɪt)
narrow and tapering to a point at each end: lanceolate leaves
[C18: from Late Latin lanceolātus, from lanceola small lance]

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lanceolate   (lān'sē-ə-lāt')  Pronunciation Key 
Tapering from a rounded base toward an apex; lance-shaped. Many willows have lanceolate leaves.
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Example sentences
Lanceolate refers to an artifact that is long and slender in comparison to the length.
Leaves lanceolate, bright green to gray-green, smooth to toothed margin.
All the leaves that stand above the water are lanceolate to elliptic to ovate.
First true leaves are alternate, lanceolate in outline, and hairy on the upper surfaces.
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