Origin of jack-in-the-pulpitdescriptive of its appearance: see jack ()
Origin of jack-in-the-pulpitFrom the resemblance of the inflorescence to a person standing in a pulpit.
(plural Jacks in the pulpit)
- (botany) A woodland plant of northern Europe, Arum maculatum.
- (botany) A plant in the northeastern North America, Arisaema triphyllum.
- (games) cat's cradle