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Definition of Acorn

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fruit or seed of the oak tree
Acorn Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
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Acorn Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  
(n.)
See Acorn-shell.
  
(n.)
A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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acorn
\a"corn\ (&?;), n. [as. ?cern, fr. ?cer field, acre; akin to d. aker acorn, ger. ecker, icel. akarn, dan. agern, goth. akran fruit, akrs field; -- orig. fruit of the field. see acre.]
1. the fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
2. (naut.) a cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
3. (zo?l.) see acorn-shell.
acorn
n : fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base


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Meaning
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Origin
The word acorn doesn't come from 'oak' and 'corn', as is popularly supposed, but from the Old English 'aecern', meaning berry or fruit. The tree genus Acer comes from the same root.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
dearcán
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Mesen = n. a single acorn
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
that little bell end from which tall oaks grow... when you get wood
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
to ride a horse foaled by an acorn, is to be hanged on the gallows
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base
(hypernym) fruit
(part-holonym) oak, oak tree
(part-meronym) cupule, acorn cup
Acorn Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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a classification of residential neighbourhood - a geodemographic database of residential locality types (see RMD -research link).
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Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Acorn Products, Inc.
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Manufactures and markets non-power lawn and garden tools, including forks, hoes, rakes, shovels, snow tools, posthole diggers, wheelbarrows, striking tools and cutting tools.
Acorn Holding Corp.
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Holding company with subsidiary which manufactures two, three and four-inch monocrystalline silicon wafers, which are made from silicon crystals and are the basic substrate from which integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices are fabricated.
Acorn Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
Seeing acorns in dreams, is portent of pleasant things ahead, and much gain is to be expected.

To pick them from the ground, foretells success after weary labors.

For a woman to eat them, denotes that she will rise from a station of labor to a position of ease and pleasure.

To shake them from the trees, denotes that you will rapidly attain your wishes in business or love.

To see green-growing acorns, or to see them scattered over the ground, affairs will change for the better. Decayed or blasted acorns have import of disappointments and reverses.

To pull them green from the trees, you will injure your interests by haste and indiscretion.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Dream Quotations
The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.
  
Acorn Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Acorn Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The acorn, or oak nut, is the nut of the oaks and their close relatives (genera Quercus and Lithocarpus, in the family Fagaceae). It usually contains a single seed (rarely two seeds), enclosed in a tough, leathery shell, and borne in a cup-shaped cupule. Acorns vary from 1–6 cm long and 0.8–4 cm broad. Acorns take between about 6 and 24 months (depending on the species) to mature; see List of Quercus species for details of oak classification, in which acorn morphology and phenology are important factors.

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An acorn is a type of nut.

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