jack-in-the-pulpitn. 1. A common American spring-flowering woodland herb (Arisma triphyllum) having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries; also called Indian turnip.
Syn. -- Indian turnip, wake-robin, Arisaema triphyllum, Arisaema atrorubens.
2. A common European arum (Arum maculatum) with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; it emerges in early spring and is a source of a sagolike starch called arum.
Syn. -- cuckoo-pint, cuckoopint, lords and ladies, lords-and-ladies, Arum maculatum.
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