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Definition of acorn
AcornAcorn A"corn, n. [AS. [ae]cern, fr. [ae]cer field, acre; akin
to D. aker acorn, Ger. ecker, Icel. akarn, Dan. agern, Goth.
akran fruit, akrs field; -- orig. fruit of the field. See
1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody
cup or cupule.
2. (Naut.) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the
spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
3. (Zo["o]l.) See Acorn-shell. acornOak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D.
eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.]
1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus. The oaks
have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and
staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut,
called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a
scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now
recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly
fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe,
Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few
barely reaching the northern parts of South America and
Africa. Many of the oaks form forest trees of grand
proportions and live many centuries. The wood is usually
hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary
rays, forming the silver grain.
2. The strong wood or timber of the oak.
Note: Among the true oaks in America are:
Barren oak, or
Black-jack, Q. nigra.
Basket oak, Q. Michauxii.
Black oak, Q. tinctoria; -- called also yellow or
Bur oak (see under Bur.), Q. macrocarpa; -- called also
over-cup or mossy-cup oak.
Chestnut oak, Q. Prinus and Q. densiflora.
Chinquapin oak (see under Chinquapin), Q. prinoides.
Coast live oak, Q. agrifolia, of California; -- also
Live oak (see under Live), Q. virens, the best of all
for shipbuilding; also, Q. Chrysolepis, of California.
Pin oak. Same as Swamp oak.
Post oak, Q. obtusifolia.
Red oak, Q. rubra.
Scarlet oak, Q. coccinea.
Scrub oak, Q. ilicifolia, Q. undulata, etc.
Shingle oak, Q. imbricaria.
Spanish oak, Q. falcata.
Swamp Spanish oak, or
Pin oak, Q. palustris.
Swamp white oak, Q. bicolor.
Water oak, Q. aguatica.
Water white oak, Q. lyrata.
Willow oak, Q. Phellos. Among the true oaks in Europe
Bitter oak, or
Turkey oak, Q. Cerris (see Cerris).
Cork oak, Q. Suber.
English white oak, Q. Robur.
Holly oak, or
Holm oak, Q. Ilex.
Kermes oak, Q. coccifera.
Nutgall oak, Q. infectoria.
Note: Among plants called oak, but not of the genus
African oak, a valuable timber tree (Oldfieldia
Australian, or She, oak, any tree of the genus
Casuarina (see Casuarina).
Indian oak, the teak tree (see Teak).
Jerusalem oak. See under Jerusalem.
New Zealand oak, a sapindaceous tree (Alectryon
Poison oak, the poison ivy. See under Poison.
Meaning of acorn from wikipedia
- The acorn
, or oak nut, is the nut of the oaks and their close relatives
and Lithocarpus, in the family
****aceae). It usually
- An acorn
is the nut of an oak tree. Acorn
or The Acorn
may also refer
, Arkansas Acorn
, California Acorn
, Oakland, California, a housing
po****r in the UK, including
the Acorn Electron
and the Acorn
's BBC Micro computer dominated
the UK educational
, the nut of the oak tree Acorns
(card suit), one of the four suits
in German pattern playing cards Acorn
- of microcomputers
and ****ociated peripherals designed
by the Acorn Computer company
in the 1980s for the BBC Computer Literacy
- at offices
of the ****ociation of Community Organizations
), a non-profit organization
that had been involved
- The ****ociation of Community Organizations
) was a collection
of community-based organizations
in the United States
- flowers. The fruit
is a nut called
or oak nut borne
in a cup-like structure known
as a cu****; each acorn contains
one seed (rarely two or three)...
- Acorn squash
(Cucurbita pepo var. turbinata), also called pepper squash
or Des Moines
squash, is a winter squash
with distinctive longitudinal
- ARM, previously Advanced
RISC Machine, originally Acorn
RISC Machine, is a family
of reduced instruction
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