Definitions for jack-in-the-pulpit
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any North American plant of the genus Arisaema, of the arum family, having an upright spadix arched over by a spathe.
Origin of jack-in-the-pulpit:
jack-in-the-pulpit, Indian turnip, wake-robin, Arisaema triphyllum, Arisaema atrorubens(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
cuckoopint, lords-and-ladies, jack-in-the-pulpit, Arum maculatum(noun)
common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum
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