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1) acorn. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...acorn, see oak....

2) acorn worm. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...acorn worm, see Hemichordata....

3) Hemichordata. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Acorn worms, class Enteropneusta, are the most common hemichordates. The body is composed of an anterior, conical proboscis, a short collar, and a long, wormlike...

4) curculio. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term is sometimes limited to the acorn and nut weevils of the genus Curculio, characterized by extremely long beaks adapted for boring. The females, whose beaks...

5) nut, in botany. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Among the true nuts are the acorn, chestnut, and hazelnut. Commonly the word nut is used for any seed or fruit having an edible kernel surrounded by a hard or brittle...

6) barnacle. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Barnacles are exclusively marine and are quite unlike any other crustacean because of the permanently attached, or sessile, mode of existence for which they are highly...

7) Hoopa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Athabascan branch of the Nadene linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In the 19th cent. they occupied...

8) pumpkin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cucurbita of the family Cucurbitaceae (gourd family), a group that includes the pumpkins and squashes-the names may be used interchangeably and without botanical...

9) Chordata. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals. The three features unique to chordates...

10) oak. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Quercus of the family Fagaceae (beech family). This complex genus includes as many as 600, found chiefly in north temperate zones and also in Polynesia. The more...

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