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1. arisaema atrorubens, arisaema triphyllum, indian turnip, jack-in-the-pulpit, wake-robin

common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries

2. arum maculatum, cuckoopint, jack-in-the-pulpit, lords-and-ladies

common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum

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an E North American aroid plant, Arisaema triphyllum, having a leaflike spathe partly arched over a clublike spadix
2. British another name for cuckoopint

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nounWord forms: plural ˈjack-ˈin-the-pulpits
an American plant (Arisaema triphyllum) of the arum family, with a flower spike partly arched over by a hoodlike covering

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n. pl. jack-in-the-pulpits
An eastern North American tuberous herb (Arisaema triphyllum) having three-lobed leaves and a striped, leaflike spathe that curls over an upright spadix. Also called regionally Indian turnip.

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