Indian turnip
jack-in-the-pulpit jack-in-the-pulpit n. 1. A common American spring-flowering woodland herb ({Aris[ae]ma triphyllum}) having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries; also called {Indian turnip}.

Syn: Indian turnip, wake-robin, {Arisaema triphyllum}, {Arisaema atrorubens}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. A common European arum ({Arum maculatum}) with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; it emerges in early spring and is a source of a sagolike starch called {arum}.

Syn: cuckoo-pint, cuckoopint, lords and ladies, lords-and-ladies, {Arum maculatum}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Indian turnip — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian turnip — ☆ Indian turnip n. the jack in the pulpit or its root …   English World dictionary

  • Indian turnip — noun common American spring flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries • Syn: ↑jack in the pulpit, ↑wake robin, ↑Arisaema triphyllum,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian-turnip — valgomoji duonšaknė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Pediomelum esculentum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pediomelum esculentum angl. breadroot; Indian turnip; large Indian breadroot;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian-turnip — trilapis žingis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Arisaema triphyllum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Arisaema triphyllum angl. Indian turnip; jack in the pulpit pranc. petit… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian turnip — 1. the jack in the pulpit. 2. its root. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • three-leaved indian turnip — noun Usage: usually capitalized I : jack in the pulpit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian bean — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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