cuckoopint

[ koo-koo-pahynt, koo k-oo- ]
/ ˈku kuˌpaɪnt, ˈkʊk u- /

noun

a common European arum, Arum maculatum.

Nearby words

  1. cuckoo spit,
  2. cuckoo wasp,
  3. cuckoo-shrike,
  4. cuckoo-spit,
  5. cuckooflower,
  6. cuculiform,
  7. cucullate,
  8. cucullated,
  9. cucumber,
  10. cucumber beetle

Origin of cuckoopint

1545–55; apocopated variant of obsolete cuckoopintle, late Middle English cokkupyntel (see cuckoo, pintle); its spadix is pintle-shaped

Also called lords-and-ladies.

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British Dictionary definitions for cuckoopint

cuckoopint

/ (ˈkʊkuːˌpaɪnt) /

noun

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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