acorn
noun Etymology: Middle English akern, from Old English æcern; akin to Middle High German ackeran acorns collectively, Old Irish áirne sloe, Lithuanian uoga berry Date: before 12th century the nut of the oak usually seated in or surrounded by a hard woody cupule of indurated bracts

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