fox fire

noun

Definition of fox fire

: an eerie phosphorescent light (as of decaying wood) also : a luminous fungus (such as Armillaria mellea) that causes decaying wood to glow

First Known Use of fox fire

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fox fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fox%20fire. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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