jack-o'-lantern

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

Definition of jack-o'-lantern 

1 : a lantern made of a pumpkin usually cut to resemble a human face

2 : a large orangish gill fungus (Omphalotus olearius synonym Clitocybe illudens) that is poisonous and luminescent

First Known Use of jack-o'-lantern

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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The first known use of jack-o'-lantern was in 1667

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jack-o'-lantern

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English Language Learners Definition of jack-o'-lantern

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

jack-o'-lantern

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

Kids Definition of jack-o'-lantern

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

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