A group of jack-o'-lanterns.
jack-o'-lantern definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. jack-o'-lanterns
- a shifting, elusive light seen over marshes at night; will-o'-the-wisp
- a hollow pumpkin cut to look like a face and usually illuminated inside as by a candle, used as a decoration at Halloween
jack-o'-lantern definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. jack-o'-lanterns jack-o'-lanterns
- A lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin with a carved face, usually displayed on Halloween.
- See ignis fatuus.
Origin: From earlier Jack-with-a-lantern, man with a lantern, will-o'-the-wisp.