cuckoo pint meaning
- (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)
- "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.
- 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.