cuckoopint

noun
cuck·​oo·​pint | \ ˈkü-(ˌ)kü-ˌpint How to pronounce cuckoopint (audio) , ˈku̇- \

Definition of cuckoopint

: a European arum (Arum maculatum) with erect spathe and short purple spadix

First Known Use of cuckoopint

1551, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuckoopint

Middle English cuccupintel, from cuccu + pintel pintle

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“Cuckoopint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuckoopint. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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