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obovate leaf


adj. Botany
Egg-shaped and flat, with the narrow end at the base: an obovate leaf.
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(Botany) (of a leaf or similar flat part) shaped like the longitudinal section of an egg with the narrower end at the base; inversely ovate
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(ɒbˈoʊ veɪt)

inversely ovate; egg-shaped in longitudinal section, or outline, with the narrow end at the base.
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Adj.1.obovate - (of a leaf shape) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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Petals white, obovate or broadly ovate and glabrous.
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+ (present);--(absent); Ob (obtuse); rd (round); Ac (acute); Ov (ovate); api (apiculate); El (elliptic); Obv (obovate); An (antrorse); pt (patent); rt (retrorse).
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