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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indies;
[syn: fairy bluebird, bluebird]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fairy \Fair"y\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fairies. [1913 Webster] 2. Given by fairies; as, fairy money. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Fairy bird (Zool.), the Euoropean little tern (Sterna minuta); -- called also sea swallow, and hooded tern. Fairy bluebird. (Zool.) See under Bluebird. Fairy martin (Zool.), a European swallow (Hirrundo ariel) that builds flask-shaped nests of mud on overhanging cliffs. Fairy rings or 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. Fairy shrimp (Zool.), 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. Fairy stone (Paleon.), an echinite. [1913 Webster]