Origin of obovate
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Obovate, same as ovate, but with the stem at the narrow end.
Leaves broad, obovate, abruptly pointed and doubly serrated.
Fruit medium, obovate, attractive, juicy; good; Oct. and Nov.The Pears of New York
U. P. Hedrick
(1-3 inches) long; leaves elliptical-ovate to obovate, 2.5-8 cm.
(1-2 inches) long; leaves ovate-orbicular or obovate, 3-6 cm.
- (of a leaf or similar flat part) shaped like the longitudinal section of an egg with the narrower end at the base; inversely ovate
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