from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The historically correct but long obsolete spelling of
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The normal mod. repr. of OE. æcern would be akern, akren, or ? atchern as already in the 14th c.; the actual acorn is due to the 16th c. fancy that the word corn formed part of the name.
I wish it had been allowed its natural development to akern, akren, or atchern—but then I wish the plural of book had been allowed to develop naturally into beech.
Why would development into say akern be more "natural" than the actual development into acorn?