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Acorn meaning

acorn - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  2. 2. A cone- shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast- head.
  3. 3. See Acorn- shell.
  4. 4. The seed of the oak.

acorn - examples of usage

  1. After going every morning and evening for two weeks, there never had been even an acorn missed, so they stopped their visits. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
  2. Soon the words were clear, and the spirit in the oak said: " I have seen a thousand years pass by, since I was an acorn planted here. - "Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks", William Elliot Griffis.
  3. Kicking idly among last year's withered leaves, she uncovered a brown- shelled acorn. - "We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run", James Arthur Kjelgaard.
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