oblanceolate

adjective

ob·​lan·​ceo·​late (ˌ)äb-ˈlan(t)-sē-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce oblanceolate (audio)
: inversely lanceolate
an oblanceolate leaf
see leaf illustration

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin oblanceolātus, from ob- ob- + lanceolātus lanceolate

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oblanceolate was in 1821

Dictionary Entries Near oblanceolate

Cite this Entry

“Oblanceolate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oblanceolate. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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