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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. --Gray. [1913 Webster]