Definition of Fairy circle

1. Noun. A ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium.

Exact synonyms: Fairy Ring
Generic synonyms: Anchor Ring, Annulus, Doughnut, Halo, Ring



Definition of Fairy circle

1. Noun. A ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fairy Circle

fairweather
fairweather friend
fairweather friends
fairy-ring mushroom
fairy-slipper
fairy-tale
fairy-wren
fairy-wrens
fairy armadillo
fairy bell
fairy bluebird
fairy bread
fairy cake
fairy chess
fairy circle (current term)
fairy cup
fairy dust
fairy floss
fairy fort
fairy forts
fairy godmother
fairy godmothers
fairy lantern
fairy light
fairy penguin
fairy penguins
fairy primrose
fairy ring
fairy rings

Literary usage of Fairy circle

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"fairy circle, a frequent phenomenon in fields and meadows in Great Britain, once attributed by the peasantry to the feet of ..."

2. The Columbian Magazine edited by John Inman, Robert A. West, Stephen M. Chester, Darius Mead (1845)
"meadow in which Iny the object of hie search—a fairy circle. Now this same lairy circle, is nothing more nor less than a ring of grasa, which from some ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1792)
"... Fairy- circle, which was cut in two by the brook. I faw the circle, if compleated, mud fall on the other fide of the water, and, on examination, ..."

4. Transactions of the Essex Field Club. by Essex Field Club (1883)
"In a perfect fairy circle we have, then, starting from the centre, a ring of barren ground" a ... In some instances a fairy circle of Fungi is only to be ..."

5. British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions by Wirt Sikes (1880)
"PLUCKED FROM THE fairy circle. But lago was still absent next morning, and now Twm was cross-questioned severely as to what had become of his fellow-servant ..."

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