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jack-o'-lantern

jack-o'-lan·tern
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [jak-uh-lan-tern]
    • /ˈdʒæk əˌlæn tərn/
    • /ˌdʒæk.əˈlæn.tən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak-uh-lan-tern]
    • /ˈdʒæk əˌlæn tərn/

Definitions of jack-o'-lantern word

  • noun jack-o'-lantern a hollowed pumpkin with openings cut to represent human eyes, nose, and mouth and in which a candle or other light may be placed, traditionally made for display at Halloween. 1
  • noun jack-o'-lantern a commercially made lantern resembling this. 1
  • noun jack-o'-lantern any phenomenon of light, as a corona discharge or an ignis fatuus. 1
  • noun jack-o'-lantern a poisonous luminescent orange fungus, Omphalotus olearius, often found in clusters at the base of hardwood tree stumps. 1
  • noun jack-o'-lantern Halloween: carved pumpkin 1
  • countable noun jack-o'-lantern A jack-o'-lantern is a lantern made from a hollow pumpkin that has been carved to look like a face. 0

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Origin of jack-o'-lantern

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1655-65

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Parts of speech for Jack-o'-lantern

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

jack-o'-lantern popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for jack-o'-lantern

noun jack-o'-lantern

  • gourd — the hard-shelled fruit of any of various plants, especially those of Lagenaria siceraria (white-flowered gourd or bottle gourd) whose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils, and Cucurbita pepo (yellow-flowered gourd) used ornamentally. Compare gourd family.

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