AskDefine | Define ovate

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ovate adj
1 of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base
2 rounded like an egg [syn: egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oviform, ovoid, prolate]

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ovatus

Adjective

  1. Shaped like an egg; ovoid.
  2. botany of leaves Egg-shaped with the broadest extremity at the base.

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