Jack-in-the-Green

noun

plural Jack-in-the-Greens or Jacks-in-the-Green
1
: a man or boy enclosed in a conical framework covered with leaves and boughs to take a prominent part in the May Day games of English chimney sweeps
2
: an English primrose having sepals resembling leaves

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“Jack-in-the-Green.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jack-in-the-Green. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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