ovaries

Ovary \O"va*ry\ ([=o]"v[.a]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Ovaries} ([=o]"v[.a]*r[i^]z). [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}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l. & Anat.) The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of {Discophora}. [1913 Webster]