1. the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
2. (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. (Zool. & Anat.) The essential female reproductive organ in
which the ova are produced. See Illust. of Discophora.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
2: (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and
secrete estrogen and progesterone
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "ovary":
bag, ballocks, balls, basket, beard, breasts, cervix, clitoris,
cod, cods, cullions, family jewels, female organs, genitalia,
genitals, gonads, labia, labia majora, labia minora, lingam, lips,
male organs, meat, nuts, nymphae, penis, phallus, private parts,
privates, privy parts, pubic hair, pudenda, reproductive organs,
rocks, scrotum, secondary sex characteristic, sex organs, spermary,
testes, testicles, uterus, vagina, vulva, womb, yoni