A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ACORN

Mon, 14 Feb '22
Nut from an oak
Sun, 30 Jan '22
Kind of squash
Thu, 4 Nov '21
Something that falls in the fall
Fri, 25 Jun '21
Tough nut to crack
Thu, 11 Feb '21
Oak, in a nutshell?