Saint Elmo's fireplay
Definition of Saint Elmo's fire
: a flaming phenomenon sometimes seen in stormy weather at prominent points on an airplane or ship and on land that is of the nature of a brush discharge of electricity —called also Saint Elmo's light
Origin of saint elmo's fire
St. Elmo (Erasmus) †303 Italian bishop & patron saint of sailors
First Known Use: 1753
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