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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ovary  \O"va*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Ovaries}.  [NL.  ovarium,  fr  L.  ovum 
  egg:  cf  F.  ovaire  See  {Oval}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  That  part  of  the  pistil  which  contains  the  seed, 
  and  in  most  flowering  plants  develops  into  the  fruit.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Flower}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.  &  Anat.)  The  essential  female  reproductive  organ 
  in  which  the  ova  are  produced.  See  Illust.  of 
  {Discophora}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ovary 
  n  1:  the  organ  that  bears  the  ovules  of  a  flower 
  2:  one  of  usually  two  organs  that  produce  ova  and  (in 
  vertebrates)  secrete  estrogen  and  progesterone 




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