ovate
adjective Date: 1760 1. shaped like an egg 2. having an outline like a longitudinal section of an egg with the basal end broader <
ovate leaves
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— see leaf illustration

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  • ovate — ovate …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • ovate — [ ɔvat ] n. m. • 1874; plur. lat. °ovates, gr. ouateis, lat. class. vates « celui qui prédit l avenir » ♦ Hist. relig. Prêtre gaulois, entre les druides et les bardes, dans la hiérarchie druidique. ⇒OVATE, subst. masc. HIST. Prêtre gaulois,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ovate — O vate, a. [L. ovatus, from ovum egg. See {Oval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Shaped like an egg, with the lower extremity broadest. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having the shape of an egg, or of the longitudinal section of an egg, with the broader end basal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ovate — can mean:* Shaped like an egg. This is commonly used to describe leaves, such as those of the trumpet vine. * A junior rank in an organisation in which the highest rank is called druid . See gorsedd, and neo druidism. * the second of three titles …   Wikipedia

  • ovate — (n.) 1723, from assumed Latin pl. Ovates, from Gk. Ouateis soothsayers, prophets, mentioned by Strabo as a third order in the Gaulish hierarchy, from Proto Celtic *vateis, plural of *vatis, cognate with L. vatis, O.Ir. faith, Welsh ofydd. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ovate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ oval; egg shaped. ORIGIN Latin ovatus …   English terms dictionary

  • ovate — [ō′vāt΄] adj. [L ovatus < ovum,EGG1] 1. egg shaped 2. Bot. having the shape of the longitudinal section of an egg, esp. with the broader end at the base: see LEAF …   English World dictionary

  • ovate — ob·ovate; sub·ovate; ovate; …   English syllables

  • Ovate — Le mot ovate est un titre (ou grade) du mouvement néodruidique contemporain. C est la déformation du mot vate qui, avec le druide et le barde composaient la classe sacerdotale des Celtes de l Antiquité. Il est spécialisé dans l étude des plantes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ovate — egg shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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