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English → English (gcide) Definition: Jack-with-a-lantern Ignis fatuus \Ig“nis fat”u*us\; pl. Ignes fatui. [L. ignis fire + fatuus foolish. So called in allusion to its tendency to mislead travelers.] 1. A phosphorescent light that appears, in the night, over marshy ground, supposed to be occasioned by the decomposition of animal or vegetable substances, or by some inflammable gas; -- popularly called also Will-with-the-wisp, or Will-o'-the-wisp, and Jack-with-a-lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: A misleading influence; a decoy. [1913 Webster] Scared and guided by the ignis fatuus of popular superstition. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Jack-o'-lantern \Jack"-o'-lan`tern\, Jack-with-a-lantern \Jack"-with-a-lan`tern\, n. 1. (Biol.) A large orange-colored luminescent mushroom, Clitocybe illudens, also classified as Omphalotus olearius . It is poisonous and is sometimes found on hardwood tree stumps. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: jack-a-lantern, Clitocybe illudens. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground; an ignis fatuus; a will-o'-the-wisp. [WordNet sense 2]``[Newspaper speculations] supplying so many more jack-o'-lanterns to the future historian.'' --Lowell. Syn: friar's lantern, ignis fatuus, will-o'-the-wisp. [WordNet 1.5] 3. A lantern carved from a hollowed-out pumpkin, with holes cut in the rind and so shaped that when it is illuminated by a candle inside, the features of a human face, cat's face, etc. appear in a glowing yellow color. It is used mostly as a decoration at Halloween. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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