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acorn the fruit of the oak; recorded in Old English in the form æcern, the word is of Germanic origin and is related to acre; later however it was associated by popular etymology with oak and corn.

In the UK, an oak-leaf sprig with two acorns is the emblem of the National Trust.

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acorn OE. æcern = ON. akarn, Goth. akran fruit; rel. ACRE. OE. æcern is also repr. by ME. and mod. dial achern, but forms with k are found XIV, and assoc. with corn (and oak) had established the present standard form by XVI.

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acorn Fruit of the oak tree (Quercus spp.), used both for animal feed and (especially in Spain) to make a flour for baking. Roasted acorns have been used as a coffee substitute.

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a·corn / ˈāˌkôrn/ • n. the fruit of the oak, a smooth oval nut in a rough cuplike base.

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acorn. Finial or other termination representing the fruit or seed of the oak-tree, often used instead of an urn or pine-cone.

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acorn Fruit of an oak tree

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acorn: see oak.

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ACORN (ˈeɪkɔːn) (ital.) A Classification of Residential Neighbourhoods (directory)
• Computing associative content retrieval network
• Computing automatic checkout and recording network

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