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acorn

Syllabification: a·corn
Pronunciation: /ˈāˌkôrn
 
/

Definition of acorn in English:

noun

The fruit of the oak, a smooth oval nut in a rough cuplike base.
Example sentences
  • Collect interesting bits of natural objects, such as bark, leaves, conkers and acorns to label and display at home.
  • Chipmunks, like other ground squirrels, eat seeds and acorns of woody plants, nuts, grains, and fruit.
  • I have every intention of having my own child plant an acorn from my tree to continue the tradition.

Origin

Old English æcern, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aker, also to acre, later associated with oak and corn1.

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