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Related to cuckoopint: Arum maculatum


 (ko͞o′ko͞o-pīnt′, ko͝ok′o͞o-)
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)


(ˈku kuˌpaɪnt, ˈkʊk u-)

a common European plant of the arum family, Arum maculatum.
[1545–55; apocopated variant of obsolete cuckoopintle, late Middle English cokkupyntel (see cuckoo, pintle); its spadix is pintle-shaped]
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Noun1.cuckoopint - common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadixcuckoopint - 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


[ˌkʊkuːˈpaɪnt] Naro m
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