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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lanceolate (plural lanceolates)

  1. Any such artefact

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