from The Century Dictionary.
- Spear-shaped; lance-shaped; lanceolate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having the form of a lance.
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- adjective Having the form of a
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Near it stands a kind of laurel, with lanciform leaves glossy as bronze; it is called by the Japanese yuzuri-ha,  and is almost as common in the gardens of old samurai homes as the tegashiwa itself.
It differs widely from L. elegans and contortedens, but resembles the otodus; but Prof. Gibbs remarks that they are more lanciform, and the core more slender than the otodus.