from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Shaped like an egg; oval.
- adj. Botany Broad and rounded at the base and tapering toward the end: an ovate leaf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like an egg.
- adj. Egg-shaped, with the broadest extremity near the base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shaped like an egg, with the lower extremity broadest.
- adj. Having the shape of an egg, or of the longitudinal section of an egg, with the broader end basal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See the quotation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. rounded like an egg
- adj. of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base
Towering displays of the emptiest rhetoric, curmudgeons who refuse to 'ovate', career lickspittles who ovate with surplus vigour to camera ... ..
Todd Smith's engaging small paintings create intricate patterns out of myriad, carefully hand-painted ovate dots...
Can a thing or person which is ovate also be willowy?
Teh leeves are darkish green wif purplol veins adn edjes, moar oar less ovate.
The leaves are opposite, simple broad lanceolate to ovate, 1-9 cm long and 0.5-6 cm broad.
Rare plants that occur or that have occurred here include heart leaf plantain, estuary beggar ticks, golden club, ovate spikerush, Parker's pipewort, Nuttall's micranthemum, Eaton's burmarigold, false pimpernel, winged monkey flower and swamp lousewort.
Typing this with my toes as I simultaneously ovate and applaud.
It features broadly elliptical to ovate green leaves.
Elliptical to ovate and dark green and slightly glossy leaves remain through the summer months.
Carolina Bays are ovate shaped shallow depressions and occur abundantly across a broad band of the coastal plain from southern North Carolina to the South Carolina-Georgia border.