jack-in-the-pulpit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jack-in-the-pulpit common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum
    • n jack-in-the-pulpit common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jack-in-the-pulpit The Indian turnip, Arisæma triphyllum, of the natural order Araceæ: so called from its upright spadix surrounded and overarched by the spathe. See Araceæ.
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Usage

In literature:

The Jacks stand up straight, just like real live boys preaching in a pulpit.
"The Bobbsey Twins in the Country" by Laura Lee Hope
They are giant Jacks-in-the-pulpit!
"Five Thousand Miles Underground" by Roy Rockwood
He was a Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
"Ethel Morton's Enterprise" by Mabell S.C. Smith
So that's how the Jack-in-the-pulpit saved the rabbit and very thankful Uncle Wiggily was.
"Uncle Wiggily's Travels" by Howard R. Garis
It isn't of very much use to a Jack-in-the-Pulpit; so I hand it over to you, my chicks.
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 2, December, 1877" by Various
This seems curious, but it is pleasant to think you are not so very different from a Jack-in-the-Pulpit after all.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11" by Various
Mary, likes to look at the pictures, and she said that she wished she could see Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
A Jack-in-the-Pulpit, you know, is a queer flower that grows in our woods.
"Uncle Wiggily in the Woods" by Howard R. Garis
Instead he hopped off to the woods, and sat down under a big Jack-in-the-pulpit to think.
"Bully and Bawly No-Tail" by Howard R. Garis
Jack in the pulpit, 33.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
I am eleven years old, and I want you to give my love to Jack-in-the-Pulpit and the School-mistress.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
But then, I'm only a peaceable Jack-in-the-Pulpit, and, of course, I can't be expected to understand all these things.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9" by Various
John T. Arum, and the origin of Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Our nearest approach to the flower is the "Jack-in-the-Pulpit" or Indian Turnip.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Jack in the pulpit, out and in; Sold his wife for a minikin pin.
"The Nursery Rhymes of England" by Various
Only a colony of youngling Orbweavers remained snugly tented around a Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
I'm neither a bird nor a human being, you see; I'm only Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
"St. Nicholas Vol. XIII, September, 1886, No. 11" by Various
The Ragged Rabbit Giant is gathering all the Jack-in-the-pulpit flowers and pretty soon there won't be one left.
"Little Jack Rabbit and Uncle John Hare" by David Cory
The Jack-in-the-Pulpit in shape is not unlike a calla lily.
"Woodcraft" by Alan Douglas
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In poetry:

Squirrel and humming-bird flit by like spirits,
Jack-in-the-pulpit stands ready to preach,
The roll of the anthem the wood-choir inherits,
Surpasses the harmony mortals can reach.
"The Second Sunday In May" by Jared Barhite

In news:

One of the most interesting and different flowers in the woods is the Jack-in-the- pulpit .
(PAGE) Did you see any Jack in the Pulpit plants during the summer.
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