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/ˈdʒæk əˌlæn tərn/
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a hollowed pumpkin with openings cut to represent human eyes, nose, and mouth and in which a candle or other light may be placed, traditionally made for display at Halloween.
a commercially made lantern resembling this.
any phenomenon of light, as a corona discharge or an ignis fatuus.
a poisonous luminescent orange fungus,
often found in clusters at the base of hardwood tree stumps.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for
a lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin, which has holes cut in it to represent a human face
a will-o'-the-wisp or similar phenomenon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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