ovate

adjective
\ ˈō-ˌvāt \

Definition of ovate 

1 : shaped like an egg
2 : having an outline like a longitudinal section of an egg with the basal end broader ovate leaves — see leaf illustration

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Synonyms for ovate

Synonyms

elliptical (or elliptic), oval, ovoid (also ovoidal)

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Examples of ovate in a Sentence

the governor's bald, ovate head makes him an easy target for caricaturists

First Known Use of ovate

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ovate was in 1760

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