Definitions for ovateˈoʊ veɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
egg-shaped in longitudinal section with the broader end at the base, as a leaf.
Origin of ovate:
1750–60; < L ōvātus=ōv(um)egg1+-ātus -ate1
of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base
egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate(adj)
rounded like an egg
Shaped like an egg.
Egg-shaped, with the broadest extremity near the base.