lanceolate

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Etymology[edit]

Latin lanceolatus.

Adjective[edit]

lanceolate (comparative more lanceolate, superlative most lanceolate)

  1. (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.
  2. (technical) Of a class of knapped stone points, made without a stem, shoulders, notches, or other features that aid in attachment to a shaft.
    • 2011, Chris Stringer, The Origin of Our Species, Penguin 2012, p. 127:
      The stone tools in these levels include Still Bay points, beautifully shaped thin lanceolate spear points, flaked on both sides.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lanceolate

  1. feminine plural of lanceolato

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lanceolāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lanceolātus