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- adjective Egg-shaped and solid, with the narrow end at the base.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In natural history, shaped like an egg with the narrow end forming the base; solidly obovate.
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- adjective Approximately
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FRUITS: Pods short, to 2.5 cm, oblong to obovoid with a recurved style base.
An erect, herbaceous, dichotomously branched perennial, 60-180 cm high, with large, fleshy, cylindrical, obovoid subterranean rhizomes, large lanceolate leaves and white flowers arranged in twin clusters, which very rarely produce red seeds.
Grain is narrow, obovoid, biconvex, with two grooves on the anterior side and with a long embryo.
Grain is minute, globose, obgloboid or obovoid, free in the glume and the palea.
The grain is obovoid, truncate at the apex, and with a small white swelling in the centre at the apex, rugulose, red-brown.
Spikelets 1/20 to 1/6 inch long; grain obovoid; stamens 2; panicle narrow interrupted, 6 to 18 inches long 1.
Spikelets are obovoid or lanceolate, 1 - to 2-flowered, persistent on their stalks, one to three in an involucel.
Fruit oblong, or obovoid, the husk separating into four parts; nut smooth or angled, bony, incompletely two to four-celled.
Basidiospores continuous or rarely septate, globose, obovoid, ellipsoidal to oblong, smooth or roughened, hyaline or colored, borne singly at the apex of sterigmata.
He declares that on the same branch of oak he has noted the following variations: (1) In the length of the petiole, as one to three; (2) in the form of the leaf, being either elliptical or obovoid; (3) in the margin being entire, or notched, or even pinnatifid;