jack-in-the-pulpit

noun jack-in-the-pul·pit \ ˌjak-ən-t͟hə-ˈpu̇l-ˌpit , -pət also -ˈpəl- \

Definition of jack-in-the-pulpit

plural jack-in-the-pulpits also jacks-in-the-pulpit
:a North American spring-flowering woodland herb (Arisaema triphyllum synonym A. atrorubens) of the arum family having an upright club-shaped spadix arched over by a green and purple spathe

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First Known Use of jack-in-the-pulpit

1837


JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT Defined for Kids

jack-in-the-pulpit

noun jack-in-the-pul·pit \ ˌjak-ən-t͟hə-ˈpu̇l-ˌpit \

Definition of jack-in-the-pulpit for Students

plural jack-in-the-pulpits or jacks-in-the-pulpit \ˌjak-sən-\
:a plant that grows in moist shady woods and has a stalk of tiny yellowish flowers protected by a leaf bent over like a hood


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