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Oval


O'VAL, adjective [Latin ovum, an egg.]

1. Of the shape or figure of an egg; oblong; curvilinear; resembling the longitudinal section of an egg. It is sometimes synonymous with elliptical; but an ellipsis is equally broad at both ends, and is not strictly egg-shaped.

2. Pertaining to eggs; done in the egg; as oval conceptions.

O'VAL, noun A body or figure in the shape of an egg.