from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Shaped like an egg; ovoid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. egg-shaped, having the shape of an egg.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the form or figure of an egg; egg-shaped.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Egg-shaped; ovaliform.
- Having the morphological character of an ovum.
- Sheep-like; ovine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. rounded like an egg
Similarly, if the world had some other figure with unequal radii, if, for instance, it were lentiform, or oviform, in every case we should have to admit space and void outside the moving body, because the whole body would not always occupy the same room.
It consisted of an oviform body to which were pivoted two upright slats carrying above the body nine long superposed flat blades spaced about one-third of their width apart.
It is Mr. Roe's opinion that the defensive armour on the quarter jacks dates from the first half of the fifteenth century, the plain oviform breastplates and basinets, as well as the continuation of the tassets round the hips, being very characteristic features of this period.
It is of a rough, knotty appearance, somewhat oviform, and when cooked is dry and sweet tasted.
Of flying insects, too, there are such as appear in houses, fields, and woods, which arise in like manner in summer, with no oviform matters sufficient to account for them; also such as devour meadows and lawns, and in some hot localities fill and infest the air; besides those that swim and fly unseen in filthy waters, wines becoming sour, and pestilential air.