Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Oblong, with one end narrower than the other; ovato-oblong.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Between ovate and oblong; shaped like an egg, but more drawn out in length.

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Examples

  • The second and the third glumes are broadly ovate-oblong with acute tips.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _first glume_ is ovate-oblong, thickly coriaceous, obscurely 2 - to 4-nerved (occasionally 5 - to 7-nerved), acute, dorsally flat, with incurved margins and with two rows of tubercle-based minute prickles or mere excrescences at the sides.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _third glume_ and the succeeding flowering glumes are ovate-oblong, obtuse or apiculate, with sub-marginal lateral veins; _palea_ are broadly oblong with silkily ciliate keels.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _third glume_ is hyaline, ovate-oblong, acute, nerveless, margins sparsely ciliate or not.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The first _glume_ is hyaline very small, nerveless or one-nerved, subacute or subobtuse; the second _glume_ is much longer than the first glume, ovate-oblong subacute, keeled, membranous and one-nerved.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _fourth glume_ is sub-chartaceous, ovate-oblong, paleate, slightly shorter than the third glume, pale brown, smooth.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _spikelets_ are ovate-oblong or linear-oblong, pale or purplish 1/6 to 1/2 inch, up to 50-flowered, rachilla is tough with very short internodes.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • _Spikelets_ are linear to ovate-oblong, compressed, pale or green, sometimes purple tinged at the base, few to 40-flowered and occasionally up to 70-flowers, 1/8 to 1 inch.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The fourth glume is much smaller than the third, stipitate, bisexual or female, oblong or ovate-oblong, acute, flat, thinly coriaceous, nerveless and paleate; the palea is hyaline, as broad as the glume, acute and nerveless.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _panicle_ is ovate or ovate-oblong, on a short, smooth peduncle, usually open and stiff; branches are usually many, sub-solitary or fascicled, spreading or suberect, capillary, stiff, again branching from near the base and about 3 inches long; _rachis_ is angular, with glands and tufts of sparse white hairs at the angles of branches and branchlets.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

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