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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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Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 313 started their Ichabod Crane Night tradition 20 years ago and every year, Scouts get to show off their accomplished Jack-O-Lanterns.
These days the pumpkin has taken over as the ideal produce to use for Jack-o-lanterns.
Before we know it, the jack-o-lanterns will be out and grocery stores will be brimming with candy corn and bite-sized chocolates.
About 15 artists from throughout New England, and mostly from Worcester County, carved and painted the jack-o-lanterns.
* Make a curly "vine" for the top of the jack-o-lantern by twisting the pipe cleaner ends around a pencil.
At one level of abstraction, a plastic leaf bag tailored to look like a pumpkin is blatantly obvious: It's a combination of a known plastic leaf bag designed to hold leaves and teaching that stuffed paper bags can be decorated to look like a jack-o-lantern. The Federal Circuit previously found the combination patentable, however, since there was no explicit teaching, suggestion, or motivation to extrapolate what was known about decorating paper bags to larger plastic leaf bags.
A jack-o-lantern this good deserved a name, so Tim gave it one--"Jack."
* Crazy Vines--pumpkin, watermelon, and cucumber seeds for summer eating and autumn jack-o-lantern fun!
In later years, Scot and Irish immigrants brought the tradition of the jack-o-lantern and Halloween to the new country, although the holiday didn't catch on until the late 1800s.
Mort, a fruit bat, is hanging around waiting his turn to eat cooked pumpkin from a jack-o-lantern at a zoo.
"No one ever asked me to run for office," said Johnson, whose chiseled orange-tan face and triangular right ear make him resemble an anemic jack-o-lantern. His philosophy on being governor: Get in, make a contribution, and get out.
The curbs hold orange jack-o-lantern leaf bags, the sidewalks have cracked from the roots of stately sycamore trees, the brick or ranch-style houses have tricycles or basketball hoops in the driveways.