noun (plural: acorns)
- The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
- (nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
- (context, zoology) See acorn-shell.
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
- Dutch: eikel
- French: gland
- German: Eichel
- Italian: ghianda
- Spanish: bellota
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