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


JACK-O'-LANTERN Defined for English Language Learners

jack-o'-lantern

noun

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

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

Definition of jack-o'-lantern for Students

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

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