jack-in-the-pulpit
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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  • Jack in the pulpit — can refer to: Woodland plants: * Jack in the pulpit, Arum maculatum , of temperate northern Europe * Jack in the pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum , of northeastern North AmericaOther: * Jack in the pulpit, game Cat s cradle …   Wikipedia

  • jack-in-the-pulpit — ☆ jack in the pulpit [jak′in thəpool′pit ] n. pl. jack in the pulpits [also J ] an American plant ( Arisaema triphyllum) of the arum family, with a flower spike partly arched over by a hoodlike covering …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • jack-in-the-pulpit — 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)

  • jack-in-the-pulpit — jack′ in the pul′pit n. pl. pul•pits pln any North American plant of the genus Arisaema, of the arum family, having an upright spadix arched over by a spathe • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • jack-in-the-pulpit — noun (plural jack in the pulpits; also jacks in the pulpit) Date: 1837 a North American spring flowering woodland herb (Arisaema triphyllum syn. A. atrorubens) of the arum family having an upright club shaped spadix arched over by a green and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jack-in-the-pulpit — noun 1》 another term for cuckoo pint. 2》 a North American arum with a green or purple brown spathe. [Arisaema triphyllum.] Origin C19: so named because the erect spadix overarched by the spathe resembles a person in a pulpit …   English new terms dictionary

  • Jack in the pulpit — noun a) A woodland plant of northern Europe, Arum maculatum. b) A plant in the northeastern North America, Arisaema triphyllum …   Wiktionary

  • jack-in-the-pulpit — noun 1. 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: ↑Indian turnip, ↑wake robin, ↑Arisaema triphyllum,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jacks-in-the-pulpit — plural of jack in the pulpit …   Useful english dictionary

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