jack-in-the-pulpit

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jack-in-the-pulpit

[jak-in-thuh-pool-pit, -puhl-]
noun, plural jack-in-the-pulpits.
A North American plant, Arisaema triphyllum, of the arum family, having an upright spadix arched over by a green or striped purplish-brown spathe.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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

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In the woods, look for other kinds of plants, such as this jack-in-the-pulpit.
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