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jack–o'–lantern

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noun jack–o'–lan·tern \ˈja-kə-ˌlan-tərn\

Simple Definition of jack–o'–lantern

  • : a pumpkin that has had its insides removed and a face cut into it for Halloween

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jack–o'–lantern

  1. 1 :  ignis fatuus

  2. 2 :  a lantern made of a pumpkin cut to look like a human face

  3. 3 :  a large orangish gill fungus (Omphalotus olearius syn. Clitocybe illudens) that is poisonous and luminescent

1667

First Known Use of jack–o'–lantern

1667


JACK–O'–LANTERN Defined for Kids

jack–o'–lantern

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noun jack–o'–lan·tern \ˈja-kə-ˌlan-tərn\

Definition of jack–o'–lantern for Students

  1. :  a pumpkin with its insides scooped out and cut to look like a human face




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