jack-in-the-pulpit


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jack-in-the-pul·pit

(jăk′ĭn-thə-po͝ol′pĭt, -pŭl′-)
n. pl. jack-in-the-pulpits
An eastern North American tuberous herb (Arisaema triphyllum) having three-lobed leaves and a striped, leaflike spathe that curls over an upright spadix. Also called regionally Indian turnip.

[From the resemblance of the inflorescence to a person standing in a pulpit.]

jack-in-the-pulpit

n
1. (Plants) an E North American aroid plant, Arisaema triphyllum, having a leaflike spathe partly arched over a clublike spadix
2. (Plants) Brit another name for cuckoopint

jack′-in-the-pul′pit



n., pl. -pul•pits.
any North American plant of the genus Arisaema, of the arum family, having an upright spadix arched over by a spathe.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jack-in-the-pulpit - common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berriesjack-in-the-pulpit - common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
Arisaema, genus Arisaema - tuberous or rhizomatous herbaceous perennials
2.jack-in-the-pulpit - common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadixjack-in-the-pulpit - 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
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