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ovate

1. shaped like an egg
2. (esp of a leaf) shaped like the longitudinal section of an egg, with the broader end at the base
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With its weeping characteristic, foliage drapes down with yellowish branches, ovate leaves and catkins.
Tree 10-15 m tall, small young branches yellowish gray to purplish brown, mature branches yellowish gray to yellowish brown, Stipule caduceus, linear lanceolate, apex acuminate, young petiole densely hairy, soon hairless; leaf blade ovate to broadly ovate, glabrous or thickly hairy when young, soon glabrescent, base rounded or sub-cordate or sometime cordate, lustrous green above, margin long spinulose serrate, apex shortly acuminate or long tapering acute apex.
Constructed of black-dyed native leather, the vamps and cuffs of these moccasins are decorated with dense arrangements of floral designs including flowers composed of clusters of small circles; ovate leaves; and small-scale 4-petal flowers on meandering hair stems, within linear borders.
2B) ovate with distinct well-developed, sword-shaped peritreme, a little concave on anterior margin with apex sub-acute, evaporatoria very well defined with raised outer margin; membrane of hemelytra about equal to length of abdomen.
The exposed skull-cracker base is ovate with a lanyard hole for those who prefer an added bit of security during use.
The shiny ovate foliage is dark green and gives way to orange and red autumn colour.
2 cm diam., assimetric; sepals green with borders yellow, oblong to orbicular, abaxial surface glabrous, 6-10 X 2.5-10 mm; petals yellow, two external, oblong to ovate, 14-17 X 7.5-12 mm, two internal, oblanceolate to deltoid, 17-21 X 11-17 mm, cuculus falcate, bent around the stamens, 16-21 X 14-17.5 mm; stamens yellow, 5.5-15 mm long; staminoids yellow 4.5-6 mm long; ovary green, glabrous, 11-16 mm long; style green to yellowish, 3-4 mm long; Legumes oblong, curved, when young vinaceous, mature brown, dry, plane-compressed, 43-115 X 7-13 mm; valves chartaceous, glabrous.
Isabgol (Plantago ovate Forsk) has been used in medicines sice ancient times, but it has only been cultivated as a medicinal plant in recent decades (Choudhary et.al.2014).
Leaf blade broadly ovate or oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, 6-19 cm long; base symmetrical in sympodial leaves, obtuse to rounded, sometimes cordate in monopodial leaves; palmately veined with 3-7 veins; non ciliate and glabrous on both surfaces.
These leaves with different shapes can be grouped into two distinct categories; the first one is called ovate and includes basal and petiolate leaves, arranged in the form of a rosette, while the second one, the lanceolate, refers to smaller leaves and amplexicaul leaves that emerge after stem elongation.