from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb From the beginning.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Literally, from the egg; hence, from the very beginning, generally with allusion to the Roman custom of beginning a meal with eggs.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin ab ōvō : ab, from + ōvō, ablative of ōvum, egg.]
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Borrowing from Latin ab ovo (literally "from the egg")
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