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1. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Fairy \Fair"y\, a.
   1. Of or pertaining to fairies.
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   2. Given by fairies; as, fairy money. --Dryden.
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   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.
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