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



BrE BrE//ˈɒvjuːl//
, BrE//ˈəʊvjuːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvjuːl//
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the part of the ovary of a plant containing the female cell, which becomes the seed when it is fertilized Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French, from medieval Latin ovulum, diminutive of ovum.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ovule