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[ob-lan-see-uh-lit, -leyt] /ɒbˈlæn si ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective, Botany
inversely lanceolate, as a leaf.
Origin of oblanceolate
1840-50; ob- + lanceolate Unabridged
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Examples from the web for oblanceolate
  • The lower leaves are usually oblanceolate, petiolate, and commonly deciduous except in smaller plants.
  • First several rosette leaves elliptic to oblanceolate and covered with a white, powdery bloom.
  • The alternate leaves are toothed and narrowly oblong to elliptic to lanceolate or oblanceolate.
  • The lobes or leaflets are oblanceolate to wedge-shaped and toothed to lobed.
  • Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate and irregularly spiny-toothed.
  • Petals white, usually shorter than the sepals, narrowly clawed and with an oblanceolate to spatulate blade.
  • Leaves can be oblanceolate, narrow elliptic, or ovate.
  • The leaves are linear to narrowly oblanceolate, with margins that are entire or with small scattered denticulations.
  • Leaflet shape is narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic with a sharp tip.
British Dictionary definitions for oblanceolate


/ɒbˈlɑːnsɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
(botany) (esp of leaves) having a rounded apex and a tapering base
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