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cuckoo pint meaning

  "cuckoo pint" in a sentence
  • (orig cuckoo pintle) /-pint or -pīnt/ noun
      A European plant (Arum maculatum) with a cylindrical purple flower-stalk (spadix) enclosed within a yellowish modified leaf (spathe), and poisonous red berries (also called lords and ladies)
  • pint:    Noun: pint &n ...
  • cuckoo:    Noun: cuckoo  ...
  • dry pint:    Noun: dry pint&nbs ...

Examples

  1. "A . maculatum " is also known as cuckoo pint or cuckoo-pint in the British Isles and is named thus in Nicholas Culpepers'famous 17th-century herbal.
  2. These are deciduous tree species ( Caucasian ash, moss-capped oak, yoke elm, white poplar, Mahaleb cherry ) covered with climbing plants : old man s beard, wild vines, ivy, cuckoo pint.

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