From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ovate \O"vate\, a. [L. ovatus, from ovum egg. See Oval.]
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   1. Shaped like an egg, with the lower extremity broadest.
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   2. (Bot.) Having the shape of an egg, or of the longitudinal
      section of an egg, with the broader end basal. --Gray.
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