from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Having a form intermediate between elliptic and lanceolate.
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The _first glume_ is elliptic-lanceolate, apex drawn into a long narrow strip ending in two teeth or truncate, sparsely ciliate at the margins about the middle, faintly 3-nerved.
= -- Leaves simple, alternate, 2-4 inches long, _silky-hairy on both sides when young, when old still retaining more or less pubescence, especially on the paler under surface_; outline narrowly lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, glandular-serrate, tapering to a long pointed apex and to an acute base; leafstalk short, usually without glands; stipules ovate-lanceolate, soon falling.