jack-in-the-pulpit jack-in-the-pulpit

Definition(s):

  1. (n) common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
  2. (n) common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum

Usage(s):

  1. This is particularly true with her flower paintings: magnified closeups, filling the whole surface, of a black iris, a jack-in-the-pulpit, or a calla lily.
  2. The male part of the jack-in-the-pulpit allows mosquitoes to escape by opening a small hatch.

News

  • At the Clark, Stone Hill Center celebrates 5 years

    Two hundred years ago, Ito Jakuchu painted cherry blossom so fine a brush-stroke forms a petal. A hundred years ago, Georgia O'Keeffe painted a Jack-in-the-pulpit with embers in its hood.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Berkshire Eagle

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