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Definition of Acorn


  1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  2. A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  3. See Acorn-shell.

Acorn Quotations

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
James Allen

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
Thomas Carlyle

The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression.
Marianne Williamson

There's too many sounds in the world! The sounds of the earth are terrible! The roots squeezing and jostling one another through the clefts, and the crashing of the acorn from the oak. The cry of the little birdeen in under the silence of the hawk!
Lady Gregory
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Acorn Translations

acorn in Danish is agern
acorn in Dutch is eikel
acorn in French is gland
acorn in German is Eichel
acorn in Hungarian is makk
acorn in Italian is ghianda
acorn in Latin is balanus
acorn in Portuguese is bolota
acorn in Spanish is bellota
acorn in Swedish is ekollon
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