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cuckoopint

Definition:

a common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

cuckoopints

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

arum

Synonyms:

Arum maculatum [species] | jack-in-the-pulpit | lords-and-ladies | A. maculatum [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

late Middle English: from earlier cuckoo-pintle, from "pintle" in the obsolete...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cuckoopint [plant] | Lords-and-ladies [synonym] | Arum maculatum [species]

a tuberous herb of the arum family, order Arales, native to southern Europe and northern Africa. Like many other aroids, cuckoopint contains a bitter, ... (24 of 171 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

cuckoopint | lords-and-ladies [synonym] | wake-robin [United States, synonym] | Arum maculatum [species]

a European aroid plantwith arrow-shaped leaves, a spathe marked purple, a pale purple spadix, and scarlet berries (17 of 260 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cuckoopint

Wikipedia:

Cuckoo pint [disambiguation] | Cuckoo Pint | Arum

refers to more than one species of the genus Arum. Arum italicum, Italian Lords-and-Ladies | Arum maculatum, Lords-and-Ladies (17 of 61 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cuckoo pint

Oxford Dictionary:

cuckoopint | lords-and-ladies [synonym, sense-specific] | jack-in-the-pulpit [synonym, sense-specific] | Arum maculatum [species, sense-specific] | Araceae [family, member, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (cuck·oo·pint) | the common European wild arum of woodland and hedgerows, with a pale spathe and a purple or green spadix followed by ... (23 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

cuckoopint | lords-and-ladies | Arum maculatum [species]

A European plant "(Arum maculatum") having arrow-shaped leaves, a yellow-green spathe, and scarlet berries. (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

cuckoopint | Arum maculatum [species]

a European arum with erect spathe and short purple spadix (10 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cuckoopint

New World Dictionary:

cuckoopint | Arum maculatum [species]

a European wildflower of the arum family, with large, sagittate leaves and a spadix and spathe similar to those of the jack-in-the-pulpit (22 of 26 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

cuckoopint | cuckoopints [plural] | cuckoo-pint [sense-specific] | jack-in-the-pulpit [synonym, sense-specific] | lords and ladies [synonym, sense-specific] | rampe [synonym, sense-specific] | starchwort [synonym, sense-specific]

[botany] The flowering plant Arum maculatum that has arrow-shaped leaves and a cluster of scarlet berries. | [botany] The related plant Arum italicum. (22 of 23 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cuckoopint

Random House Dictionary:

cuckoopint | lords-and-ladies [synonym] | Arum maculatum [species]

a common European arum. (4 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/cuckoopint

Columbia Encyclopedia:

arum | Indian turnip | elephant's-ear | jack-in-the-pulpit | skunk cabbage | sweet flag | Amorphophallus titanum [species] | caladium | calamus | ...

common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats ... (24 of 112 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

cuckoopint | cuckoopints [plural] | Arum maculatum [species]

a perennial plant with leaves shaped like arrowheads and flowering stems consisting of a yellowish green cone around a reddish purple spike that later ... (24 of 67 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601817​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

cuckoopint

Origin: late Middle English: from earlier cuckoo-pintle, from "pintle" in the obsolete sense "penis" (because of the shape of the spadix)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

cuckoopint

Origin: From obsolete cuckoopintle, from Middle English cokkupintel: cokku, cuccu, cuckoo; see "cuckoo" + pintel, penis; see "pintle".

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Merriam-Webster:

cuckoopint

First use: 1551

Origin: Middle English cuccupintel, from cuccu + pintel pintle

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Encarta Dictionary:

cuckoopint | cuckoopints [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Shortening of cuckoo pintle "cuckoo penis"; from the shape of the spadix

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

cuckoopint

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cuckoopint"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cuckoopint

the Free Dictionary:

cuckoopint

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "cuckoopint"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "cuckoopint" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

cuckoopint

Audio: English pronunciation of "cuckoopint"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

cuckoopint

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cuckoopint"

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YourDictionary Audio:

cuckoopint

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cuckoopint" by speech synthesizer

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