jack-o'-lantern


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jack-o'-lantern,

common name for the mushroommushroom,
type of basidium fungus characterized by spore-bearing gills on the underside of the umbrella- or cone-shaped cap. The name toadstool is popularly reserved for inedible or poisonous mushrooms, but this classification has no scientific basis.
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 species Clitocybe illudens.
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Similar to jack-o'-lantern varieties, oilseed pumpkins have fairly thin walls and bland or delicately flavored, slightly stringy flesh.
In order to give the students an idea of how to begin drawing, I modeled a horizontal composition on the dry-erase board, beginning with the large, round contours of the jack-o'-lantern near the middle of my paper.
Use soy tea lights to illuminate your jack-o'-lantern and walkways.
Named after the phenomenon of light flickering over peat bogs, called ignis fatuus or jack-o'-lantern.
1 : fallen in : hollow sunken cheeks <Zero's face looked like a jack-o'-lantern .
A jack-o'-lantern grinning through chocolate milk that blackens the
Pumpkins carved into jack-o'-lantern faces mark a tradition traced to the Irish holiday Samhain--literally summer's end.
All Hallows Eve on October 31 marked the end of the Celtic year, and hollowed vegetables with a candle inside were placed on sills to ward off spirits including Stingy Jack, hence the name Jack-o'-lantern.
I should point out here that a 2 pound coffee can made to look like a jack-o'-lantern with a candle inside and a copper wire handle to carry it by, while looking very spooky, is very unsafe and usually ends up burning your fingers and dripping candle wax on your car interior (don't ask, it was dad's idea).
Just before my wife and I escorted the children around the neighborhood for their candy collection, we carved the pumpkin and placed a candle in its belly and set the jack-o'-lantern on the stoop of our small house.
It was such a perfect pumpkin--just right for carving into a jack-o'-lantern.
A math-o'-lantern is a jack-o'-lantern in which each carved part is in the shape of a polygon.