Acorn cup
Acorn cup A"corn cup The involucre or cup in which the acorn is fixed. [1913 Webster]

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  • acorn cup — noun cup shaped structure of hardened bracts at the base of an acorn • Syn: ↑cupule • Derivationally related forms: ↑cupular (for: ↑cupule) • Hypernyms: ↑cup …   Useful english dictionary

  • acorn-cup — aˈcorn cup noun The woody cup shaped part of an acorn that holds the nut • • • Main Entry: ↑acorn …   Useful english dictionary

  • acorn cup — noun The involucre or cup in which the acorn is fixed …   Wiktionary

  • Acorn — 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 {Acre}.] 1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cup — (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to drink… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cup and ball — Cup Cup (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cup and can — Cup Cup (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acorn — ► NOUN ▪ the fruit of the oak, a smooth oval nut in a cup like base. ORIGIN Old English, related to ACRE(Cf. ↑acreage), later associated with OAK(Cf. ↑oaky) and CORN(Cf. ↑corn) …   English terms dictionary

  • Acorn — The acorn is the nut of the oak tree (genera Quercus , Lithocarpus and Cyclobalanopsis , in the family Fagaceae). It is a nut, containing a single seed (rarely two seeds), enclosed in a tough, leathery shell, and borne in a cup shaped cupule.… …   Wikipedia

  • Acorn Antiques — This article is about the parodic soap opera. For the musical, see Acorn Antiques The Musical. Julie Walters (Mrs Overall), Victoria Wood (Berta), Rosie Collins (Trixie) and Celia Imrie (Miss Babs) in Acorn Antiques (1986). Acorn Antiques is a… …   Wikipedia

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