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A European plant (Arum maculatum) having arrow-shaped leaves, a purple or sometimes yellowish spadix partially enclosed by a yellow-green spathe, and scarlet berries. Also called lords-and-ladies.
[From obsolete cuckoopintle, from Middle English cokkupintel : cokku, cuccu, cuckoo; see cuckoo + pintel, penis (from the form of the spadix ); see pintle.]
(Plants) a European aroid plant, Arum maculatum, with arrow-shaped leaves, a spathe marked with purple, a pale purple spadix, and scarlet berries. Also called: lords-and-ladies or wake-robin (chiefly US)
cuck•oo•pint(ˈku kuˌpaɪnt, ˈkʊk u-)
a common European plant of the arum family, Arum maculatum.
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|Noun||1.||cuckoopint - common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum|
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Arum - type genus of the Araceae: tuberous perennial herbs of Europe and Asia with usually heart-shaped leaves
arum - starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root