One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British regional (a children's name for) the flaming marks and spots made on paper as it burns, especially the last spark (obsolete).
2Wild arum, Arum maculatum.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Horace Walpole (1717–1797), author, politician, and patron of the arts.
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