Fair"y, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fairies.
2. Given by fairies; as,
(Zol.), the Euoropean little tern (Sterna minuta); -- called also
sea swallow, and
hooded tern. --
(Zol.) See under Bluebird. --
(Zol.), a European swallow (Hirrundo ariel) that builds flask-shaped nests of mud on overhanging cliffs. --
Fairy circles, the circles formed in grassy lawns by certain fungi (as Marasmius Oreades), formerly supposed to be caused by fairies in their midnight dances; also, the mushrooms themselves. Such circles may have diameters larger than three meters. --
(Zol.), a European fresh-water phyllopod crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus); -- so called from its delicate colors, transparency, and graceful motions. The name is sometimes applied to similar American species. --
(Paleon.), an echinite.
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