Acorn Definition

ākôrn, ākərn
acorns
noun
The fruit of the oak tree; an oak nut.
Webster's New World
(nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
Wiktionary

(zoology) See acorn-shell.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Acorn

Noun

Singular:
acorn
Plural:
acorns

Origin of Acorn

  • Middle English acorne, an alteration (after corn) of earlier akern, from Old English æcern (“acorn, oak-mast”), from Proto-Germanic *akraną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ógeh₂- (“berry”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Äkkene, Flemish aker, Danish agern; and with Irish áirne (“sloe”), Lithuanian úoga, Russian ягода (jágoda, “berry”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English akorn from Old English æcern

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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