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jack-in-the-pulpit

[jak-in-th uh-poo l-pit, -puhl-] /ˈdʒæk ɪn ðəˈpʊl pɪt, -ˈpʌl-/
noun, plural jack-in-the-pulpits.
1.
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
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for jack-in-the-pulpit

jack-in-the-pulpit

noun
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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