cuck·​oo·​pint ˈkü-(ˌ)kü-ˌpint How to pronounce cuckoopint (audio)
: a European arum (Arum maculatum) with erect spathe and short purple spadix

Word History


Middle English cuccupintel, from cuccu + pintel pintle

First Known Use

1551, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuckoopint was in 1551

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“Cuckoopint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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