noun jack–in–the–pul·pit \ˌjak-ən-thə-ˈpl-ˌpit, -pət also -ˈpəl-\
plural jack–in–the–pulpits also jacks–in–the–pulpit

Definition of JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT

:  a North American spring-flowering woodland herb (Arisaema triphyllum syn. A. atrorubens) of the arum family having an upright club-shaped spadix arched over by a green and purple spathe

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