Definition of foxfire in English:


Syllabification: fox·fire
Pronunciation: /ˈfäksˌfī(ə)r


North American
The phosphorescent light emitted by certain fungi on decaying timber.
More example sentences
  • I've heard people call phosphorus foxfire, but I'm not sure if that's a popular name or not.
  • Rotting tree stumps give off an eerie light that has been called foxfire.

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