cuckoo-pint
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 ladies, lords-and-ladies, jack-in-the-pulpit, {Arum maculatum}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cuckoo pint — (orig cuckoo pintle) / pint or pīnt/ noun A European plant (Arum maculatum) with a cylindrical purple flower stalk (spadix) enclosed within a yellowish modified leaf (spathe), and poisonous red berries (also called lords and ladies) • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cuckoo pint — refers to more than one species of the genus Arum. Arum italicum, Italian Lords and Ladies Arum maculatum, Lords and Ladies This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • cuckoo pint — noun the common wild arum with a pale spathe and a purple or green spadix followed by bright red berries. [Arum maculatum.] Origin ME: from earlier cuckoo pintle, from pintle in the obs. sense penis (because of the shape of the spadix) …   English new terms dictionary

  • cuckoo-pint — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuckoo pintle — cuckoo pint (orig cuckoo pintle) / pint or pīnt/ noun A European plant (Arum maculatum) with a cylindrical purple flower stalk (spadix) enclosed within a yellowish modified leaf (spathe), and poisonous red berries (also called lords and ladies) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuckoo — n. & adj. n. any bird of the family Cuculidae, esp. Cuculus canorus, having a characteristic cry, and depositing its eggs in the nests of small birds. predic.adj. sl. crazy, foolish. Phrases and idioms: cuckoo clock a clock that strikes the hour… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arum maculatum — Lords and Ladies (Arum maculatum) is a common arum in British woodlands Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Arum — For other uses, see Arum (disambiguation). Arum Arum palaestinum Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • ἄρω — ἄρον cuckoo pint neut nom/voc/acc dual ἄρον cuckoo pint neut gen sg (doric aeolic) ἄ̱ρω , ἀρόω plough imperf ind act 3rd sg (doric aeolic) ἀρόω plough pres imperat act 2nd sg (doric aeolic) ἄ̱ρω , αἴρω attach aor ind mid 2nd sg (doric aeolic)… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • ὤρω — ἄρω , ἄρον cuckoo pint neut nom/voc/acc dual ἄρω , ἄρον cuckoo pint neut gen sg (doric aeolic) ἄ̱ρω , ἀρόω plough imperf ind act 3rd sg (doric aeolic) ἄρω , ἀρόω plough pres imperat act 2nd sg (doric aeolic) ἄ̱ρω , αἴρω attach aor ind mid 2nd sg… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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