jack-o’-lantern


jack-o’-lantern

noun

  1. 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.
  2. a commercially made lantern resembling this.
  3. any phenomenon of light, as a corona discharge or an ignis fatuus.
  4. a poisonous luminescent orange fungus, Omphalotus olearius, often found in clusters at the base of hardwood tree stumps.

noun

  1. a lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin, which has holes cut in it to represent a human face
  2. a will-o’-the-wisp or similar phenomenon

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