What does jack-o-lantern mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jack-o-lantern fungus, jack-o-lantern, jack-a-lantern, Omphalotus illudens(noun)

    a large poisonous agaric with orange caps and narrow clustered stalks; the gills are luminescent


  1. jack-o-lantern(Noun)

    A carved pumpkin whose top and stem have been cut out and interior removed, leaving a hollow shell that is then decorated to represent a face, illuminated from within by a candle.

  2. jack-o-lantern(Noun)

    A will o' the wisp

  3. Origin: Originally, a night watchman who carried a lantern. (See Jack)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jack-o-lantern in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jack-o-lantern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marie-France Kern:

    For cooking always choose a “pie pumpkin” or “sugar pumpkin.” They have much better flavor than those giant pumpkins you turn into a jack-o-lantern.

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