ovate

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adjective \ˈō-ˌvāt\

Definition of ovate

  1. 1 :  shaped like an egg

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

Examples of ovate in a sentence

  1. <the governor's bald, ovate head makes him an easy target for caricaturists>

1760

First Known Use of ovate

1760


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