Definitions for obovateɒbˈoʊ veɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
inversely ovate; egg-shaped in longitudinal section, or outline, with the narrow end at the base.
Origin of obovate:
(of a leaf shape) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base
Shaped like an egg, with the broad extremity located away from the base.
Origin: ob- + ovate
inversely ovate; ovate with the narrow end downward; as, an obovate leaf