Noun Acorn Definition and Examples







The fruit of the oak, a smooth oval nut in a rough cup-like base.
  1. 'The church will be decorated with oak leaves and acorns to bring strength and comfort to the bereaved and injured.'
  2. 'Chipmunks, like other ground squirrels, eat seeds and acorns of woody plants, nuts, grains, and fruit.'
  3. 'I leave acorns and leaves and nests alone when I come across them.'
  4. 'To recover they need to feast on conkers, acorns and sweet chestnuts, which is why visitors are exhorted not to gather these items.'
  5. 'Collect interesting bits of natural objects, such as bark, leaves, conkers and acorns to label and display at home.'
  6. 'Children can look out for other large tree seeds such as beech masts and acorns which can be sown in the same way as the conkers.'
  7. 'Berries, acorns, and other seeds and nuts make up most of the Band-tailed Pigeon's diet.'
  8. 'The acorn harvest was an important ritual, for acorns were an important part of the Indians' diet.'
  9. 'Imagine a sturdy, bountiful oak tree producing acorns that will germinate successive oak trees.'
  10. 'In fall and winter they feed principally on acorns, other nuts, seeds, and fruits.'
((n.) The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.|--|(n.) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.|--|(n.) See Acorn-shell.|--|)


1. the typically ovoid fruit or nut of an oak, enclosed at the base by a cupule.

2. a finial or knop, as on a piece of furniture, in the form of an acorn.


"There can be acorn shares."
"There can be acorn hotels."
"There can be acorn products."
"There can be acorn coverages."
"There can be acorn ventures."
"There can be acorn users."
"There can be acorn stakes."
"There can be acorn sales."
"There can be acorn projects."
"There can be acorn marketings."
"There can be acorn groups."
"There can be acorn funds."
"There can be acorn electrons."
"There can be acorn systems."
"There can be acorn stupors."
"There can be acorn presses."
"There can be acorn nurseries."
"There can be acorn listenings."
"There can be acorn knobs."
"There can be acorn fittings."

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

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