- Bot. having the shape of the longitudinal section of an egg, esp. with the broader end at the base
Origin of ovateClassical Latin ovatus ; from ovum, egg
- Shaped like an egg.
- Botany Shaped like an egg and flat, with the broad end toward the base: an ovate leaf.
Origin of ovateLatin &omacron;vatus, from &omacron;vum, egg; see awi- in Indo-European roots.