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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jack′-in-the-pul′pit(n.)(pl.)-pul•pits.

  1. any North American plant of the genus Arisaema, of the arum family, having an upright spadix arched over by a spathe.

    Category: Plants

Origin of jack-in-the-pulpit:

1840–50, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. 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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