(?), n.;
pl. Jackmen ().

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1. One wearing a jack; a horse soldier; a retainer. See 3d Jack, n.
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Christie . . . the laird's chief jackman.
Sir W. Scott.
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2. A cream cheese. [Obs.] Sir T. Elyot.
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(?), n. 1. (Biol.) A large orange-colored luminescent mushroom, Clitocybe illudens, also classified as Omphalotus olearius. It is poisonous and is sometimes found on hardwood tree stumps. [wns=1]
Syn. -- jack-a-lantern, Clitocybe illudens.
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2. a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground; an ignis fatuus; a will-o'-the-wisp. [wns=2]"[Newspaper speculations] supplying so many more jack-o'-lanterns to the future historian." Lowell.
Syn. -- friar's lantern, ignis fatuus, will-o'-the-wisp.
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3. A lantern carved from a hollowed-out pumpkin, with holes cut in the rind and so shaped that when it is illuminated by a candle inside, the features of a human face, cat's face, etc. appear in a glowing yellow color. It is used mostly as a decoration at Halloween.
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