variant of ovi-: ovolactovegetarian.

ab ovo

[ahb oh-woh; English ab oh-voh]

adverb Latin.

from the beginning.

Origin of ab ovo

literally, from the egg
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ab ovo

from the beginning

Word Origin for ab ovo

literally: from the egg


combining form

a variant of ovi-
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