ovate

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Latin ovatus

Ovate leaf form

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ovate (comparative more ovate, superlative most ovate)

  1. Shaped like an egg.
  2. (botany, of leaves) With the broadest extremity near the base.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See vates

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ovate (plural ovates)

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  1. An Irish bard.
  2. A member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, a neo-druidism order based in England.
  3. A modern-day bard of a gorsedd, especially one acknowledged at an eisteddfod.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Inflected form of ovātus, perfect passive participle of ovō (rejoice, applaud).

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ovāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ovātus

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of ōvātus, from ōvum (egg).

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ōvāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ōvātus