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    • An eastern united states tuberous natural herb (Arisaema…
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jack-in-the-pulpit definition

  • noun:
    • An eastern united states tuberous natural herb (Arisaema triphyllum) having a striped, leaflike spathe with a bent blade and three-lobed leaves. Also referred to as regionally Indian turnip.
    • A common United states spring-flowering woodland herb (Arisæma triphyllum) having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe making scarlet berries; also referred to as Indian turnip.
    • A common European arum (Arum maculatum) with lanceolate spathe and quick purple spadix; it emerges during the early spring and it is a source of a sagolike starch called arum.
    • The Indian turnip, Arisæma triphyllum, of the natural order Araceæ: so called from its upright spadix surrounded and overarched by the spathe. See Araceæ.
    • typical European arum with lanceolate spathe and brief purple spadix; emerges during the early spring; source of a starch called arum
    • typical American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe creating scarlet berries
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