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ovate 1

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊveɪt/

adjective

chiefly Biology
Having an oval outline or ovoid shape, like an egg.
Example sentences
  • The lobes, which are preserved as carbonized remains of round or ovate outline, have a thickened or darkened rim.
  • This proposed suborder is defined by a number of synapomorphies of the carapace including ovate shape, presence of an oblique fold, short hinge line, and a convex posterior margin.
  • The surfaces have an ovate outline and are mildly convex.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin ovatus 'egg-shaped'.

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ovate 2

Pronunciation: /ˈɒvət/

noun

1A member of an order of Welsh bards recognized at an Eisteddfod.
1.1 historical A Celtic priest or natural philosopher.

Origin

Early 18th century: from the Greek plural ouateis 'soothsayers'.

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