Head rather large, ovate; neck of moderate length, body compact.
Leaflets in 10–14 pairs, ovate, expanded, with a spine at the apex.
The leaves are ovate or elliptic, and green above, and the flowers of an inconspicuous yellow, succeeded by orange-red berries.
Obovate, same as ovate, but with the stem at the narrow end.
They vary in shape from ovate pyriform to subpyriform and have a slight gloss.
The fourth glume is as long as the third, ovate, obtuse, paleate.
Whose longitudinal section is ovate, and transverse circular.
The second glume is somewhat membranous, ovate, acute and 3-nerved.
A medium sized culinary apple, of ovate shape, pale yellow, and red color; and in use from November till March.
The fruit is an ovate capsule, containing from one to four seeds.
1723, from assumed Latin plural Ovates, from Greek Ouateis "soothsayers, prophets," mentioned by Strabo as a third order in the Gaulish hierarchy, from Proto-Celtic *vateis, plural of *vatis, cognate with Latin vatis, Old Irish faith, Welsh ofydd. The modern word, and the artificial senses attached to it, are from the 18c. Celtic revival and the word appears first in Henry Rowlands.
1760, from Latin ovatus "egg-shaped," from ovum "egg" (see ovum).