foxfire or fox-fire [foks-fahyuh r] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. organic luminescence, especially from certain fungi on decaying wood. any of various fungi causing luminescence in decaying wood.
Origin of foxfire late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at, Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for foxfire Contemporary Examples of foxfire
Are you still friends with your Foxfire co-star, Angelina Jolie?
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Historical Examples of foxfire
These should have been far more terrifying than any foxfire.
The Angel knelt beside his flower bed and recklessly tore up by the roots a big bunch of foxfire.
Suspicion glinted like foxfire in the cold green eyes beneath her puckered brows.
Louis Joseph Vance
That that grows out of the foxfire in the swamp has its roots too far back in the inheritance of the race to be discounted.
British Dictionary definitions for foxfire foxfire noun a luminescent glow emitted by certain fungi on rotting woodSee alsoCollins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012