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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lords and La·dies n. Bot. The European wake-robin (Arum maculatum), -- those with purplish spadix the lords, and those with pale spadix the ladies.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sa·go n.  A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the stems of several East Indian and Malayan palm trees, but chiefly from the Metroxylon Sagu; also from several cycadaceous plants (Cycas revoluta, Zamia integrifolia, etc.).
 Portland sago, a kind of sago prepared from the corms of the cuckoopint (Arum maculatum).
 Sago palm. Bot. (a) A palm tree which yields sago. (b) A species of Cycas (Cycas revoluta).
 Sago spleen Med., a morbid condition of the spleen, produced by amyloid degeneration of the organ, in which a cross section shows scattered gray translucent bodies looking like grains of sago.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wake-rob·in n. Bot. Any plant of the genus Arum, especially, in England, the cuckoopint (Arum maculatum).
 Note:In America the name is given to several species of Trillium, and sometimes to the Jack-in-the-pulpit.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cuck·oo·pint n. Bot. A plant of the genus Arum (Arum maculatum); the European wake-robin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Arum maculatum
      n : common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple
          spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch
          called arum [syn: cuckoopint, lords-and-ladies, jack-in-the-pulpit]