ob·long (ŏblông′, -lŏng′)
1. Deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction.
2. Having the shape of or resembling a rectangle or ellipse.
3. Botany Having an elongated form with approximately parallel sides: an oblong leaf.
An object or figure, such as a rectangle, with an elongated shape.
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