having the general form, shape, or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.
ellipsoidal or elliptical.
an object of oval shape.
a body or plane figure that is oval in shape or outline.
an elliptical field or a field on which an elliptical track is laid out, as for athletic contests.
Informal. a football.
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A “zedonk,” half donkey/zebra, was just born. What are the parents of ligers, dzos, and beefalos?Zedonk. Yes, this is for real. “The offspring of a zebra and a donkey.” Prepare yourself for an even larger dose of absurdity: there are plenty more zany names for unlikely crossbreeds, and we’ve collected a nonsensical herd of them. We don’t know if the baby zedonk, born in the state of Georgia about a week ago, has a name, but an Associated Press report notes that …
- ov language,
- oval amputation,
- oval foramen,
- oval fossa,
- oval kumquat,
- oval of cassini
Origin of oval
o·val·ly, adverbo·val·ness, nounhalf-o·val, adjective, nounpseu·do·o·val, adjective
pseu·do·o·val·ly, adverbsem·i·o·val, adjectivesem·i·o·val·ly, adverbsem·i·o·val·ness, noun
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having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid
anything that is oval in shape, such as a sports ground
Word Origin for oval
C16: from Medieval Latin ōvālis, from Latin ōvum egg
the Oval a cricket ground in south London, in the borough of Lambeth
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