fairy ring

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fairy ring

n.
A circle of mushrooms in a grassy area, marking the periphery of perennial underground mycelial growth.

[From the belief that it is a dancing place for fairies.]

fairy ring

n
1. (Botany) a ring of dark luxuriant vegetation in grassy ground corresponding to the edge of an underground fungal mycelium: popularly associated with the dancing of fairies: seasonally marked by a ring of mushrooms
2. (Botany) short for fairy ring mushroom, Marasmius oreades, a dainty buff-coloured edible basidiomycetous fungus, characteristically forming rings in grassland

fair′y ring`


n.
any of numerous mushrooms of meadows and open woods that spread in rings originating from mycelial growth.
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Noun1.fairy ring - a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium
anchor ring, annulus, doughnut, halo, ring - a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"