Cuckoopint
Cuckoopint Cuck"oo*pint` (-p?nt`), n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Arum} ({Arum maculatum}); the European wake-robin. [1913 Webster]

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  • cuckoopint — cuck oo*pint , cuckoo pint cuck oo pint . a common European arum ({Arum maculatum}) with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; it emerges in early spring, and is the source of a sagolike starch called {arum}. Syn: cuckoopint, lords and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuckoopint — [ko͞o′ko͞o΄pint΄, ] also [ kook′o͞opint΄] n. a European wildflower (Arum maculatum) of the arum family, with large, sagittate leaves and a spadix and spathe similar to those of the jack in the pulpit …   English World dictionary

  • cuckoopint — /kooh kooh puynt , kook ooh /, n. a common European arum, Arum maculatum. Also called lords and ladies. [1545 55; apocopated var. of obs. cuckoopintle, late ME cokkupyntel (see CUCKOO, PINTLE); its spadix is pintle shaped] * * * ▪ plant also… …   Universalium

  • cuckoopint — šlakuotasis aronas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Arum maculatum), paplitęs vakarų Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Arum maculatum angl. Adam and Eve; common arum;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cuckoopint — aronas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių (Araceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Arum). atitikmenys: lot. Arum angl. arum; cuckoopint vok. Aronstab; Zehrwurz rus. аронник; арум lenk. arum; obrazki …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • cuckoopint — noun Etymology: Middle English cuccupintel, from cuccu + pintel pintle Date: 1551 a European arum (Arum maculatum) with erect spathe and short purple spadix …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • cuckoopint — n. perennial European plant with red berries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cuckoopint — cuck·oo·pint …   English syllables

  • cuckoopint — cuck•oo•pint [[t]ˈku kuˌpaɪnt, ˈkʊk u [/t]] n. pln a common European plant of the arum family Arum maculatum[/ex] • Etymology: 1545–55; apocopated var. of obs. cuckoopintle, late ME cokkupyntel (see cuckoo, pintle); its spadix is pintle shaped …   From formal English to slang

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