[ koo-koo-pahynt, kook-oo- ]
/ ˈku kuˌpaɪnt, ˈkʊk u- /
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a common European arum, Arum maculatum.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also called lords-and-ladies.
Words nearby cuckoopint
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Example sentences from the Web for cuckoopint
The root of the Cuckoopint is a rough brown knob with many white rootlets hanging from it.Flowers Shown to the Children|C. E. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for cuckoopint
/ (ˈkʊkuːˌpaɪnt) /
a European aroid plant, Arum maculatum, with arrow-shaped leaves, a spathe marked with purple, a pale purple spadix, and scarlet berriesAlso called: lords-and-ladies, (chiefly US) wake-robin
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