Starchwort Starch"wort` (-w[^u]rt`), n. (Bot.) The cuckoopint, the tubers of which yield a fine quality of starch. [1913 Webster]

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  • starchwort — noun The plant cuckoopint, the tubers of which were once used to make starch …   Wiktionary

  • jack-in-the-pulpit — /jak in dheuh pool pit, pul /, n., pl. jack in the pulpits. A North American plant, Arisaema triphyllum, of the arum family, having an upright spadix arched over by a green or striped purplish brown spathe. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * North American… …   Universalium

  • cuckoopint — noun a) The flowering plant Arum maculatum that has arrow shaped leaves and a cluster of scarlet berries. b) The related plant, Arum italicum. Syn: jack in the pulpit, lords and ladies, rampe, starchwort …   Wiktionary

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