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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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Noun1.jack-o-lantern - a large poisonous agaric with orange caps and narrow clustered stalksjack-o-lantern - a large poisonous agaric with orange caps and narrow clustered stalks; the gills are luminescent
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
genus Omphalotus, Omphalotus - a genus of fungi with a depressed disc in the cap
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Children 18 and under will be automatically entered into the jack-o-lantern contest for prizes, and adults over 18 can enter the contest for a small fee.
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* Colour or paint a jack-o-lantern face on the bag.
Guests can follow the pumpkin trail up the ancient mound to meet the Jack-O-Lantern King or embark on an outdoor trail with the spookiest of creepy-crawlies and surprises galore.
For a real but simple example, consider as an exercise a patent for a plastic leaf bag tailored to look like a jack-o-lantern when stuffed full of leaves.
Among Rooney's designs are Jack-O-Lantern, complete with black cats with glowing eyes, and Bright Christmas Trees, which uses multiple geometric patterns infused into the design of the Christmas trees.
The carved pumpkin, or Jack-o-Lantern, began in Ireland when legend had it that a drunkard called Jack was given a carved turnip with a glowing coal inside it by the Devil to light his way through eternity.
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