ob·​ovate (ˌ)äb-ˈō-ˌvāt How to pronounce obovate (audio)
: ovate with the narrower end basal
obovate leaves
see leaf illustration

Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of obovate was in 1785

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“Obovate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obovate. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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