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Definition of the noun acorn cup

What does acorn cup mean as a name of something?


  1. cup-shaped structure of hardened bracts at the base of an acorn
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of acorn cup: cupule
    • more generic word: cup = cup-shaped plant organ
    • part of: acorn = fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base

Alternative definition of the noun acorn cup


  1. The involucre or cup in which the acorn is fixed.

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Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

aconite aconitum, bikh, extract, monkshood, napellus, remedy, wolfsbane acorn bearer oak acorn cup vallonia. valonia acorn or goose barnacle acorns ...

Google previewSpons' Encyclopaedia of the Industrial Arts, Manufactures, and Raw Commercial Products (1882)

by Edward Spon, Francis N. Spon

Sometimes the acorn cup is attacked by a kind of honey-dew, which deposits on the cup, and ...


acorn cup, s. The calyx or cup in which the acorn is fixed. " Creep into aevm-cupt, and hide them there,*' Sffiketp. ; Mideummer Sight ยป Dream.

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (2006)

by Gordon Campbell

Acorn cup. Covered silver cup shaped like the cu- pulate involucre in which the acorn grows, usually mounted on a botanical stem. Acorn cups were popular in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Adam, Robert (b Kirkcaldy, Fife, 3 July 1728 ; ...

Google previewA dictionary of applied chemistry (1913)

by Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe

Is the acorn cup of certain species of oak, usually Quercus Aegtlops ( Linn.) ...

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