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Noun: ovary  ow-vu-ree
  1. The organ that bears the ovules of a flower
  2. (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete oestrogen and progesterone

Derived forms: ovaries

Type of: female internal reproductive organ, gonad, reproductive structure, sex gland

Part of: bloom, blossom, female reproductive system, flower

Encyclopedia: Ovary