acorn


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

acorn:

see oakoak,
any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus of the family Fagaceae (beech family). This complex genus includes as many as 600, found chiefly in north temperate zones and also in Polynesia. The more southerly species, ranging into the tropics, are usually evergreen.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

acorn

A small ornament in the shape of a nut of the oak tree; used in American Colonial architecture as a pendant, finial, carved on a panel, or as an element in the center of a broken pediment.
See also: Ornament

acorn

[′ā‚kȯrn]
(botany)
The nut of the oak tree, usually surrounded at the base by a woody involucre.

acorn

acorn
A small ornament in the shape of a nut of the oak tree; sometimes used as a finial, pendant, or decorative element within a broken pediment, or as a decoration on a carved panel.

acorn

used to symbolize the beginning of growth. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
See: Growth

acorn

heraldic symbol of strength. [Heraldry: Jobes, 27]

acorn

the fruit of an oak tree, consisting of a smooth thick-walled nut in a woody scaly cuplike base
References in periodicals archive ?
Over the past two weeks our fun, interactive games should have helped your children get to know the basics of how to budget and earn acorns - a behaviour that will be key to managing money in the future.
Palatable processed acorns are a "must-have" good eating item upon shop and store shelves and within restaurants as an appetizing dish, especially in South Korea.
Groups such as Brownies, Scouts or Young Farmers are encouraged to get involved, while landowners can donate acorns to their local group or invite them to collect acorns from their properties.
Hot leaching also diminishes the nutritive qualities of the acorn substantially.
Acorns offers a range of services to children and their families across the Midlands, including Sutton Coldfield, at its three hospices in Birmingham (Selly Oak), Walsall and Worcester.
In areas where timber is the primary land use (very few or no row crops), acorns can be the primary source of nutrition for whitetail deer and other critters during the fall.
Synergie acquired a majority stake in Acorn in 2006.
BEWARE: There's an abundant crop of acorns this year but they can be a danger to your pet
For much of the past 25 years, ACORN attempted to do both direct action organizing and provide services and appeared to be successfully balancing the tension between the two.
This kills the acorn and therefore shifts a perishable food source (sound WO acorn) into a nonperishable food source (dead acorn).
Both chronicle the battles that ACORN and the IAF have inspired--from the IAF's success in replacing the shantytowns on the Rio Grande with housing and roads to ACORN's efforts in getting banks to fund its housing developments in major cities.
I would say this is a typical year for acorn production, especially when you compare it to last year, which was an above average year," he said.