Definition of Obovate

1. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base.

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Definition of Obovate

1. a. Inversely ovate; ovate with the narrow end downward; as, an obovate leaf.

Definition of Obovate

1. Adjective. (botany mycology) Shaped like an egg, with the broad extremity located away from the base. ¹

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Definition of Obovate

1. ovate with the narrow end at the base [adj]

Medical Definition of Obovate

1. Inversely ovate; ovate with the narrow end downward; as, an obovate leaf. Origin: Pref. Ob- + ovate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obovate

obolary
obole
oboles
oboli
obolize
obolized
obolizes
obolizing
obolo
oboloi
obols
obolus
obomegoid
obos
oboval
obovate (current term)
obovate leaf
obovoid
oboyerite
obpandurate
obpyriform
obradovicite
obreniform
obreption
obreptions
obreptitious
obrogate
obrogated
obrogates
obrogating

Literary usage of Obovate

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Shrub, 8 ft. high, with upright or spreading branches, quite glabrous: Ivs. roundish obovate, usually crenate at the apex, dark green above, bluish green ..."

2. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"obovate, or some of them perhaps rather triangular, obscurely few-nerved ... Corollas with rather hairy tube ; the white or purple ligules oblong-obovate. ..."

3. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"+- P»ppu« of very small obovate or roundish nerveless ... and lubes : heads 4 lines high: bracts of the involucre obovate- ..."

4. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... with opposite serrate leaves, and mostly solitary yellow flowers. 1. W\ carnosa, Rich. Herbaceous, smooth, creeping; leaves sessile, thick, obovate, ..."

5. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"culm and loaves setaceous: panicle loose, few-flowered: seed obovate. rugose: bristles as long as the seed. ..."

6. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1824)
"Leaves large, on petioles about an inch long, obovate or frequently ... Leaves on petioles, obovate, obtuse at base, unequally toothed and sinuate, ..."

7. Manual of the Trees of North America (exclusive of Mexico) by Charles Sprague Sargent (1905)
"Leaves oval to oblong-obovate, rounded or acute at the apex, mostly entire, ... Fruits on peduncles much longer than the petioles; leaves obovate or oblong- ..."

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