adj. Botany
Egg-shaped and solid, with the narrow end at the base: an obovoid fruit.
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(Botany) (of a fruit or similar solid part) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base. Compare ovoid2
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(ɒbˈoʊ vɔɪd)

inversely ovoid; egg-shaped with the narrow end at the base, as certain fruits.
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