Definition of fairy ring
1 : a ring of basidiomycetous mushrooms produced at the periphery of a body of mycelium which has grown outward from an initial growth point; also : a ring of luxuriant vegetation especially when associated with these mushrooms
2 : a mushroom (especially Marasmius oreades) that commonly grows in fairy rings
Origin of fairy ring
from the folk belief that such rings were dancing places of the fairies
First Known Use: 1599
Rhymes with fairy ring
à la king, anything, apron string, buck-and-wing, cosmic string, delta wing, ding-a-ling, double-ring, everything, Highland fling, innerspring, Liaoning, new jack swing, on the string, on the wing, pigeonwing, pull the string, second-string, signet ring, single wing, superstring, teething ring, underwing, western swing, wing and wing
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "fairy ring"
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