Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling an acorn; applied to a group of barnacles with shells shaped like acorns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling an acorn; -- applied to a group of barnacles having shells shaped like acorns. See acornshell, and barnacle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling an acorn: specifically applied to the acorn-shells of the family Balanidæ. See cut under Balanus.
  • n. An acorn-shell; a cirriped of the family Balanidæ.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek acorn + -oid. (Wiktionary)

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  • Even if you had, it would have been something to crow about.

    June 17, 2008

  • I'm glad you didn't think I was trying to goose you.

    June 16, 2008

  • Thanks for trying to distract me, m. ;-)

    June 16, 2008

  • Look reesetee, a barnacle goose!

    June 13, 2008

  • Mollusque: *groan*

    June 13, 2008

  • Yes, they do. They have a platform too!

    June 13, 2008

  • Bilby, you should avoid dictionaries that give you balanism. You might prefer balanic, which gives another thrust to the acorn theme.

    June 13, 2008

  • And this is in addition to your toejam? Your toes have issues.

    June 13, 2008

  • The toe, you say?

    June 13, 2008

  • No, it's not a plantar wart as they are associated with the sole of your feet. This is definitely toe related...you know, associated with certain conditions of the toe.

    June 12, 2008

  • Is it a plantar wart?

    June 12, 2008

  • I have a tiny balanoid bump on my little toe that hurts when I have to jam my foot into a pointy shoe...

    June 12, 2008

  • Yes, we have no banaloids.

    June 12, 2008

  • Are those banaloids then?

    June 12, 2008

  • Yes, acorn and barnacle seem to be closely related in these parts.

    One of my dictionaries gives me balanism, use of pessaries or suppositories. Acorn-shaped? Ouch.

    June 12, 2008

  • Thanks, bilby! I knew this word as meaning a kind of barnacle, but hadn't realized that the genus Balanus derives from Greek βάλανος for acorn. Barnacles are also called acorn shells and sea acorns.

    June 12, 2008

  • Acorn-shaped.

    June 12, 2008