Definition of ovary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈəʊvəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvəri//
    (pl. ovaries) Internal anatomy
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  1. 1 either of the two organs in a woman’s body that produce eggs; a similar organ in female animals, birds and fish See related entries: Internal anatomy
  2. 2 the part of a plant that produces seeds
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from modern Latin ovarium, from Latin ovum ‘egg’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ovary