ovate

adjective
\ ˈō-ˌvāt How to pronounce ovate (audio) \

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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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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“Ovate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovate. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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