There are 2 definitions of ovate in English:

ovate1

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊveɪt
 
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adjective

chiefly Biology
  • Having an oval outline or ovoid shape, like an egg.
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    • 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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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of ovate in English:

ovate2

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒvət
 
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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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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody