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acorn

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noun \ˈā-ˌkȯrn, -kərn\

Simple Definition of acorn

  • : the nut of the oak tree

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of acorn

  1. :  the nut of the oak usually seated in or surrounded by a hard woody cupule of indurated bracts

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Origin and Etymology of acorn

Middle English akern, from Old English æcern; akin to Middle High German ackeran acorns collectively, Old Irish áirne sloe, Lithuanian uoga berry


First Known Use: before 12th century


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acorn

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noun \ˈā-ˌkȯrn, -kərn\

Definition of acorn for Students

  1. :  the nut of the oak tree




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