Definition of "jack-in-the-pulpit" []

  • (noun) An eastern North American tuberous herb (Arisaema triphyllum) having a striped, leaflike spathe with a bent blade and three-lobed leaves. Also called regionally Indian turnip.

Use "jack-in-the-pulpit" in a sentence

  • "Box turtles are attracted to plants with red fruit such as strawberries, raspberries and jack-in-the-pulpit plants."
  • "In those early summers she was no taller than the goldenrod, just a head above the jack-in-the-pulpit that flanked the trails between the barn and woods."
  • "Standing in the doorway, Georgia was fascinated as the bright-eyed woman held up a jack-in-the-pulpit plant in order to let the students examine the unusual shapes and subtle shades of its interior."

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