Definition of Subovate

1. a. Nearly in the form of an egg, or of the section of an egg, but having the inferior extremity broadest; nearly ovate.



Definition of Subovate

1. Adjective. Nearly ovate in shape. ¹

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Definition of Subovate

1. nearly ovate [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subovate

subordinators
suborganization
suborn
subornation
subornation of perjury
subornations
subornative
suborned
suborner
suborners
suborning
suborns
suboscine
suboscines
suboval
subovate (current term)
subovated
subovoid
suboxic
suboxide
suboxides
suboxone
subpage
subpages
subpallium
subpanel
subpanels
subpar
subparagraph
subparagraphs

Literary usage of Subovate

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1. The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain: Or Coloured Figures and by James Sowerby (1825)
"subovate, inflated, transversely striated ; spire short pointed, base notched; three sharp plaits upon the columella; left lip callous, a thick border ..."

2. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"... capsule subovate, slightly angled. Ludwigia nitida, Midi. L. palustris Ell. Stagnant water. Throughout the US June—Oct. 1^—Stem succulent, purplish. ..."

3. Botanical Commentaries by Jonathan Stokes (1830)
"Calyx reticulate above ; upper lip ascending; lower lip bifid ; segments subovate, suba- cute. Corolla twice as long as the calyx ; upper lip emarginate ..."

4. Fossils of the Tertiary Formations of the United States: Illustrated by by Timothy Abbott Conrad (1838)
"subovate, with very prominent remote narrow ribs, about 18 or 20 in number, with intermediate unequal striae, the middle one largest; foramen large, ..."

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