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"acorn" in British English

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acornnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeɪ.kɔːn/ us   /ˈeɪ.kɔːrn/
an oval nut that grows on an oak tree and has an outer part shaped like a cup
(Definition of acorn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acorn" in American English

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acornnoun [C]

us   /ˈeɪ·kɔrn, -kərn/
the fruit of the oak tree, consisting of an oval nut with a top shaped like a cup
(Definition of acorn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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ACORNnoun [S]

uk   /ˈeɪkɔːn/ us  
abbreviation for A Classification of Residential Neighbourhoods: a system of information about how much people earn, their social class, etc. that includes all areas in the UK: A company's targeting of consumers is often based on ACORN.
(Definition of ACORN from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “acorn”
in Korean 도토리…
in Arabic جَوْزة البَلُّوط…
in Malaysian akorn…
in Russian желудь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 橡實,橡子…
in Italian ghianda…
in Turkish meşe palamudu…
in Polish żołądź…
in Spanish bellota, Bellota…
in Vietnamese hạt sồi…
in Portuguese bolota…
in Thai ผลต้นโอ๊ก…
in Catalan gla…
in Japanese ドングリ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 橡实,橡子…
in Indonesian biji pohon ek…
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