obovate

adjective
ob·​ovate | \(ˌ)äb-ˈō-ˌvāt \

Definition of obovate 

: ovate with the narrower end basal obovate leaves — see leaf illustration

First Known Use of obovate

1785, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about obovate

Dictionary Entries near obovate

obolus

obomegoid

Obongo

obovate

obovoid

obpyramidal

obpyriform

Statistics for obovate

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for obovate

The first known use of obovate was in 1785

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on obovate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with obovate

Comments on obovate

What made you want to look up obovate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!