An eastern North American tuberous herb (Arisaema triphyllum) having three-lobed leaves and a striped, leaflike spathe that curls over an upright spadix.
An American plant (Arisaema triphyllum) of the arum family, with a flower spike partly arched over by a hoodlike covering.
(botany) A plant in the northeastern North America, Arisaema triphyllum.
(games) Cat's cradle.
Other Word Forms
Origin of jack-in-the-pulpit
- From the resemblance of the inflorescence to a person standing in a pulpit
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition