Definitions for ovateˈoʊ veɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•vateˈoʊ veɪt(adj.)

  1. egg-shaped.

  2. egg-shaped in longitudinal section with the broader end at the base, as a leaf.

    Category: Botany

Origin of ovate:

1750–60; < L ōvātus=ōv(um)egg1+-ātus -ate1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. ovate(adj)

    of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base

  2. egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate(adj)

    rounded like an egg


  1. ovate(Adjective)

    Shaped like an egg.

  2. ovate(Adjective)

    Egg-shaped, with the broadest extremity near the base.


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