acorn

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English[edit]

Acorns.
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Etymology[edit]

From 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).

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acorn (plural acorns)

  1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  2. (nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  3. (zoology) See acorn-shell.
  4. (slang, usually in plural) A testicle.

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  • (fruit of an oak): oak

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