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jack-o'-lan·tern

 (jăk′ə-lăn′tərn)
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.]

jack-o'-lantern

n
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

jack-o'-lan•tern

(ˈdʒæk əˌlæn tərn)

n.
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.
[1655–65]
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
Translations

jack-o'-lantern

[ˈdʒækəʊˈlæntən] N
1. (= will-o'-the-wisp) → fuego m fatuo
2. (US) (= Hallowe'en lantern) linterna hecha con una calabaza vaciada
References in classic literature ?
The neck was a sharpened stick on which the pumpkin head was set, and the eyes, ears, nose and mouth were carved on the skin of the pumpkin, very like a child's jack-o'-lantern.
In its second year, Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns, a display of more than 1,000 hand-carved and lit pumpkins, sold out four nights in October.
The original jack-o'-lanterns were made with turnips and potatoes by the Irish and large beets in the UK; they were lit with embers and candles to ward off the evil spirits that punctured the veil on Halloween.
Next Wednesday, 47 parks across Toronto will emit an orange glow as local residents bid a final farewell to their jack-o'-lanterns with community Pumpkin Parades.
Carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns is a popular Hallowe'en tradition that originated hundreds of years ago in Ireland.
It wouldn't be right to suggest getting rid of jack-o'-lanterns all together at Halloween
Victorian Halloween at Blists Hill, Shropshire (October 21-29): The Victorians marked All Hallows' Eve by carving turnips into Jack-o'-lanterns to frighten away evil spirits.
You don't want your place to be tacky mishmash of witches, Jack-o'-lanterns, skeletons and disembodied body parts.
They are grown for commercial use and are used for both food and recreation during holidays like Halloween, where pumpkins are used as jack-o'-lanterns, or at Thanksgiving, where the ingredient is a traditional part of the meal -- pumpkin pie is a favourite.
It is the night when the pack reviews recent rank advancements and enter their hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns for a contest in which everyone wins.
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