Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Shaped like the head of a lance; tapering from a rounded base toward the apex.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Shaped like a lance-head; in botany, several times longer than broad, and tapering from a rounded base toward the apex, or tapering in both directions: by some restricted to the latter case: said of leaves, scales, marks, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot. & Zoöl.) Rather narrow, tapering to a point at the apex, and sometimes at the base also.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany, mycology Having the general shape of a lance; much longer than wide, with the widest part lower than the middle and a pointed apex.
  • adjective technical Of a class of knapped stone points, made without a stem, shoulders, notches, or other features that aid in attachment to a shaft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin lanceolātus, from Latin lanceola, diminutive of Latin lancea, lance; see lance.]

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Latin lanceolatus.

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