jack–o'–lantern

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

Definition of jack–o'–lantern

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

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

  3. 3 :  ignis fatuus

1667

First Known Use of jack–o'–lantern

1667


JACK–O'–LANTERN Defined for English Language Learners

jack-o'-lantern

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Definition of jack–o'–lantern for English Language Learners

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


JACK–O'–LANTERN Defined for Kids

jack–o'–lantern

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

Definition of jack–o'–lantern for Students

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


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