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n. pl. jack-o'-lanterns
1. A lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin with a carved face, usually displayed on Halloween.

[From earlier Jack-with-a-lantern, man with a lantern, will-o'-the-wisp.]
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1. a lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin, which has holes cut in it to represent a human face
2. (Physical Geography) a will-o'-the-wisp or similar phenomenon
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(ˈdʒæk əˌlæn tərn)

1. a hollowed pumpkin with openings cut to represent a human face, traditionally displayed at Halloween, often with a candle or other light inside.
2. any phenomenon of light, as a corona discharge or an ignis fatuus.
3. a poisonous luminescent orange fungus, Omphalotus olearius, that grows in clusters at the base of tree stumps.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jack-o'-lantern - a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy groundjack-o'-lantern - a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
2.jack-o'-lantern - lantern carved from a pumpkin
lantern - light in a transparent protective case
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[ˈdʒækəʊˈlæntən] N
1. (= will-o'-the-wisp) → fuego m fatuo
2. (US) (= Hallowe'en lantern) linterna hecha con una calabaza vaciada
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