A"corn (#), n. [AS. aecern, fr. aecer 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.]


The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.

2. Naut.

A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.

3. Zool.

See Acorn-shell.


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