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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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When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long fireplace matches or a long-nozzled candle lighter.
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.
Desautels said visitors will be taken on a magical journey as they meander along a winding path illuminated by 1,000 elaborately carved jack-o-lanterns under a stand of tall blue spruce evergreen trees as mystical music plays.
Ninety percent of the pumpkins grown today are sold for Halloween's jack-o-lanterns.
Trade the jack-o-lantern carving tools for Duck Tape this Halloween.
The results of the combination make the sun appear like the face of a Jack-O-Lantern.
Full-color photography offers a tour of the life of a pumpkin plant, from seeding to flower to fruit and harvest, and finally being carved into a scary jack-o-lantern.
A jack-o-lantern placed on a stair stoop just doesn't cut it anymore.
A photographer saw the bottom jack-o-lantern on a porch near his home.
Duck([R]) Brand Duct Tape to Award $1,000 for Best-Decorated Pumpkin in the Stick or Treat([TM]) Jack-O-Lantern Contest-
The carved pumpkin also known as the Jack-o-Lantern has become one of the most prominent symbols of Halloween.