Pronunciation key

( lansi-ə-lit )
( lansi-ə-lāt′ )


Lanceolate leaf
Lanceolate leaf


[LL. lanceolatus < lanceola, dim.; see LANCE (spear)].

  1. Tapering, narrow like the head of a lance: said of some leaves.
Lanceolate leaf
Lanceolate leaf

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Chart of Leaf Shapes
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