ovate(redirected from Ovates)
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1. Shaped like an egg.
2. Botany Shaped like an egg and flat, with the broad end toward the base: an ovate leaf.
1. (Biology) shaped like an egg
2. (Botany) (esp of a leaf) shaped like the longitudinal section of an egg, with the broader end at the base. Compare obovate
[C18: from Latin ōvātus egg-shaped; see ovum]
2. egg-shaped in longitudinal section with the broader end at the base, as a leaf.
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|Adj.||1.||ovate - of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base|
|2.||ovate - rounded like an egg|
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"