1. (Bot.) That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in most flowering plants develops into the fruit. See Illust. of Flower.

2. (Zoöl. & Anat.) The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of Discophora.

(O"vate) a. [L. ovatus, from ovum egg. See Oval.]

1. Shaped like an egg, with the lower extremity broadest.

2. (Bot.) Having the shape of an egg, or of the longitudinal sectior of an egg, with the broader end basal. Gray.

(O"vate-a*cu"mi*nate) a. Having an ovate form, but narrowed at the end into a slender point.

(O"vate-cyl`in*dra"ceous) a. Having a form intermediate between ovate and cylindraceous.

(O"va*ted) a. Ovate.

(O"vate-lan"ce*o*late) a. Having a form intermediate between ovate and lanceolate.

(O"vate-ob"long) a. Oblong. with one end narrower than the other; ovato-oblong.

(O"vate-ro*tund"ate) a. Having a form intermediate between that of an egg and a sphere; roundly ovate.

(O"vate-su"bu*late) a. Having an ovate form, but with a subulate tip or extremity.

(O*va"tion) n. [L. ovatio, fr. ovare to exult, rejoice, triumph in an ovation; cf. Gr. to shout: cf. F. ovation.]

1. (Rom. Antiq.) A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory over slaves.

2. Hence: An expression of popular homage; the tribute of the multitude to a public favorite.

To rain an April of ovation round
Their statues.

(O*va"to-a*cu"mi*nate) a. Same as Ovate-acuminate.

(O*va"to-cyl`in*dra"ceous) a. Same as Ovate-cylindraceous.

(O*va"to-ob"long) a. Same as Ovate-oblong.

(O*va"to-ro*tund"ate) a. Same as Ovate-rotundate.

(Ov"en) n. [AS. ofen; akin to D. oven, OHG. ofan, ovan, G. ofen, Icel. ofn, Dan. ovn, Sw. ugn, Goth. aúhns, Gr. Skr. ukha pot.] A place arched over with brick or stonework, and used for baking, heating, or drying; hence, any structure, whether fixed or portable, which may be heated for baking, drying, etc.; esp., now, a chamber in a stove, used for baking or roasting.

(Ov"en*bird`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) Any species of the genus Furnarius, allied to the creepers. They inhabit South America and the West Indies, and construct curious oven-shaped nests. (b) In the United States, Seiurus aurocapillus; — called also golden-crowned thrush. (c) In England, sometimes applied to the willow warbler, and to the long-tailed titmouse.

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