from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like an egg; ovate.
  • n. Something that is shaped like an egg.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shaped like an oval.
  • adj. Egg-shaped; shaped like an oval, but more tapered at one end; ovate.
  • n. Something that is oval in shape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling an egg in shape; egg-shaped; ovate.
  • n. A solid resembling an egg in shape.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Egg-shaped: said of solids.
  • n. An egg-shaped body.
  • n. In anthropology, a cranium the norma verticalis of which has an ovoid form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an egg-shaped object
  • adj. rounded like an egg


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