- variant of ovi-: ovolactovegetarian.
[ahb oh-woh; English ab oh-voh]
- from the beginning.
Origin of ab ovo
literally, from the egg
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Examples from the Web for ovo
Early in August, 1346, there had been erected along the shore by the Castello dell' Ovo a palisade encircling a raised platform.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study
Castor gaudet equis, ovo prognatus eodem / Pugnis—Castor delights in horses; he that sprung from the same egg, in boxing.
Calabressa walked back to Naples, and to the hotel indicated, which was near the Castello dell' Ovo.Sunrise
Idque non solum in ovo, sed in omni fœtu, animaliumque conceptu primo contingere, mox palam fiet.
As the Marchesino turned on the bridge that leads towards Castel dell' Ovo one of these boatmen met him and saluted him.A Spirit in Prison
- from the beginning
literally: from the egg
- a variant of ovi-
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