Part of speech: noun

The fruit of the oak, a nut, fixed in a natural woody cup.

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Usage examples "acorn":

  1. I tried to think, to reason it out; to consider where the hut would be; while the wind sighed through the oaks, and here and there I could hear an acorn fall. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. Each die was half a large acorn or walnut shell filled with pitch and powdered charcoal and inlaid with bits of bright colored abaloni shell. - "Indian Games", Andrew McFarland Davis.
  3. It is like putting an apple on a pumpkin vine, or an acorn on a hickory. - "The Last Harvest", John Burroughs.