A particular shape. A container which has a rectangular cross section perpendicular to the major axis.

having the length greater than the width but not many times greater, and the sides parallel.

Longer than broad with the sides nearly paralle., or somewhat curving.

a shape two-to-four times longer than wide with nearly parallel sides.

Longer than broad with almost-parallel sides.

Longer than wide with nearly parallel sides. (See also Leaf Shapes.)

a. (L. oblongus, rather long) elliptical and from two to four times as long as broad.

Elongated with parallel margins.

Somewhat longer than broad (compare with elongate).

when a leaf's width is a third to it's length and the sides run parallel.

longer than broad; rectangular; sides nearly parallel

having the shape of or resembling a rectangle or ellipse

Larger than wide and rounded at the ends, with nearly parallel sides for much of the length

a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation

of a leaf shape; having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides

deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction

Much longer than broad, with nearly parallel sides; wider than linear.

a shape with length to width ratios of 2:1-1.5:1, and with parallel margins

Longer than wide with nearly parallel edges, wider than linear.

elliptical with nearly parallel sides, twice as long as wide.

Longer than broad and with nearly parallel sides.

when the sides of the leaves are parallel and narrow abruptly at both ends

Refers to the shape of a general line container where the top and bottom ends are rectangular in shape with rounded corners. Oblongs are also called â€œFâ€ style cans.

Broadest at the middle, and tapering to both ends, but broader than elliptic.

Longer than wide, with the sides nearly parallel. See drawing of leaf shapes.

widest axis at mid-point of structure and essentially parallel.

Longer that wide and rounded at the ends, with nearly parallel sides for much of the length.

longer than wide having parallel sides ( see pictorial glossary).

Two to four times longer than wide with the sides nearly parallel as in a leaf.

(adj) Deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by elongation in one dimension. (Basically, a stretched out circle.)

Object with round ends and parallel margins, three times longer than wide.

Longer than broad, with the margins nearly parallel

The condition where the shape of a leaf or leaflet is widest for a good length of the leaf along the middle, where both sides of the leaf are roughly parallel for a majority of the leaf blade, such as in Shingle Oak or Blue Beech.

Much longer than wide, with sides roughly parallel for most of their length.

symmetrical form intermediate between a rectangle and ellipse, i.e. with curved ends but sub-parallel sides (e.g. Calciopappus caudatus, Ellipsolithus macellus). N.B. This is recommended botanical use (Stearn 1983).

widest in the middle part and with parallel margins throughout a portion of the length

Elongated (stretched) from a square or circular shape

(Of spores) longer than broad (about twice as long or somewhat less), with sides nearly parallel and with ends more or less flattened. ( 17)