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jack-o'-lan•tern



Pronunciation: ( jak'u-lan"turn), [key]
n.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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