What is another word for jack-o'-lanterns?

37 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈakˈə͡ʊlˈantənz], [ d‍ʒˈakˈə‍ʊlˈantənz], [ dʒ_ˈa_k_ˈəʊ___l_ˈa_n_t_ə_n_z]

Jack-o'-lanterns, a Halloween staple, can be referred to by numerous synonyms. One popular synonym is "pumpkin lanterns." "Carved pumpkins" or simply "carvings" are also commonly used. Other terms include "gourd lanterns," "glowing pumpkins," "orange orbs" and "spooky squashes." Some descriptors focus on the lantern's eerie nature, such as "haunted lamps" or "ghostly gourds." Specific to certain regions, "Stingy Jack's lanterns" traces its origin to a famous Irish folklore. Whether you call them jack-o'-lanterns or something more creative, the tradition of carving and displaying these festive lanterns has continued for generations and are a symbol of Halloween.

How to use "Jack-o'-lanterns" in context?

When the weather starts to cool down, one of the first things to come out are jack-o'-lanterns. Even if you're not a big fan of Halloween, these little guys are sure to bring a smile to your face. Whether you're carving your own or buying them from the store, there are tons of different ways to make them. Here are three easy recipes to get you started:

1. Pumpkin Pie Jack-o'-lantern

This is the classic jack-o'-lantern, and it's perfect for those who love pumpkin pie.

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