Pronunciation key

( ōvāt )


Ovate leaf
Ovate leaf


[L. ovatus < ovum, an egg].

  1. Egg-shaped.
  2. In botany,
    • possessing the shape of a longitudinal section of an egg.
    • having a shape as such with the broadest end at the base as do some leaves.
Ovate leaf
Ovate leaf

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Chart of Leaf Shapes
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