Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Can "acorn" really be used as an adjective? Can somebody check this or comment please? — Hippietrail 01:36, 11 Apr 2004 (UTC)

No, from the definition it's clear the person who added that was thinking of "acorn squash", which is a type of squash similar in shape to an acorn. It's another case of a noun being used in the syntactic place of an adjective. I've removed it. Ortonmc 03:12, 12 Apr 2004 (UTC)


   Maybe it's just me: the existence of eggcorn invites (in my pea-brain) the notion of an etymology involving some relatives of "oak" and "corn", and our etymology does not (for me) succeed in driving a stake thru the heart of that (especially when i've forgotten that "eggcorn" is a modern word). Could this be an instance where at least one sentence should be added to explicitly deny (at least) the "oak" part of what seems to be my sub-conscious pet theory?
--Jerzyt 19:57, 29 April 2015 (UTC)