Acorn vs Carpintero - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between acorn and carpintero

is that acorn is the fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule while carpintero is a california woodpecker (melanerpes formicivorus ), noted for its habit of inserting acorns in holes which it drills in trees the acorns become infested by insect larvae, which, when grown, are extracted for food by the bird.

acorn

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  • (nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  • (zoology) See acorn-shell .
  • (slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
  • Derived terms

    * acorn cup * acorn nut * acorn squash * eggcorn * ride a horse foaled by an acorn

    Holonyms

    * (fruit of an oak) oak

    See also

    * (wikipedia)

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    carpintero

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A California woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus ), noted for its habit of inserting acorns in holes which it drills in trees. The acorns become infested by insect larvae, which, when grown, are extracted for food by the bird.
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