Jack o'lantern


Jack o'lantern
Jack o'lantern (n.) also jack-o-lantern, 1660s, a local name for a will-o-the-wisp (L. ignis fatuus), mainly attested in East Anglia but also in southwestern England. The extension to carved pumpkins is attested by 1834, American English.

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