lanceolate (comparative more lanceolate, superlative most lanceolate)
- (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.
- (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.
botany, mycology: longer than wide, pointed apex