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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey-kawrn, ey-kern]
    • /ˈeɪ kɔrn, ˈeɪ kərn/
    • /ˈeɪ.kɔːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kawrn, ey-kern]
    • /ˈeɪ kɔrn, ˈeɪ kərn/

Definitions of acorn word

  • countable noun acorn An acorn is a pale oval nut that is the fruit of an oak tree. 3
  • noun acorn the fruit of an oak tree, consisting of a smooth thick-walled nut in a woody scaly cuplike base 3
  • noun acorn the fruit of the oak tree; an oak nut 3
  • abbreviation Definition of ACORN in Technology Acorn Computers Ltd. 3
  • noun acorn the typically ovoid fruit or nut of an oak, enclosed at the base by a cupule. 1
  • noun acorn a finial or knop, as on a piece of furniture, in the form of an acorn. 1

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Origin of acorn

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English acorne (influenced by corn1), replacing akern, Old English æcern, æcren mast, oak-mast; cognate with Old Norse akarn fruit of wild trees, Middle High German ackeran acorn, Gothic akran fruit, yield < Germanic *akrana-; alleged derivation from base of acre is dubious if original reference was to wild trees

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Parts of speech for Acorn


acorn popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

acorn usage trend in Literature

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