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noun (plural: acorns)
  1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  2. (nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  3. (context, zoology) See acorn-shell.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: eikel
  • French: gland
  • German: Eichel
  • Italian: ghianda
  • Spanish: bellota
Etymology: Anglo Saxon ícern, from ícer field, acre; akin to Dutch aker acorn, German ecker, Icelandic akarn, Danish agern, Gothic (akran) "fruit", (akrs) "field"; " originally fruit of the field. See acre


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