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EtymologyEdit

ovule +‎ -ary, earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist.

NounEdit

ovulary (uncountable)

  1. (botany) The structure that contains an ovule or ovules in a flowering plant.

AdjectiveEdit

ovulary (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Pertaining to ovules.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ovulary in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)