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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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Whenever you light your jack-o'-lanterns for guests or trick-or-treaters, stay outside to monitor them.
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
There are a few things you can count on every Halloween: Jack-o'-lanterns, candy, uncomfortably tasteless costumes and, of course, screenings of the cult favorite movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Or, paint the jars orange, draw on jack-o'-lanterns with a Sharpie and pop a tealight in each for an eerie glow.
Red-colored oval lanterns, reminiscent of the Jack-o'-lanterns, are widely used for decorations particularly on the fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year.
Depicting a variety of kids at play, indoors and out, this inventive book starts with them planting a seedling in spring and progresses through the seasons as they splash in a summer rain to beat the heat, scoop out pumpkins to make jack-o'-lanterns, and skate across a frozen pond.
For instance, the curving of jack-o'-lanterns has its source in the Christians "souling" custom of curving turnips into lanterns as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory.
30,128 is the largest number of lit jack-o'-lanterns ever on display.
Starting Saturday, people can post pictures of their decorated jack-o'-lanterns on Willamalane's Facebook wall at facebook.
If needed, have an adult cut a little slice off the bottom to make your jack-o'-lanterns sit level.