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

Examples of ovate in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of ovate

1760

ovate Synonyms

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


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