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 purple spathe

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