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