fairy circle

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Noun1.fairy circle - 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"
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More leaping tree squirrels, more ruddy madronos and majestic oaks, more fairy circles of redwoods, and, still beside the singing stream, they passed a gate by the roadside.
Beyond the small mining town of Newman in Western Australia lie the first fairy circles that scientists have described outside of Africa.
He and colleagues describe the Australian fairy circles online March 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Desert fairy circles are considered one of nature's greatest mysteries because no one knows how they form.
A long-term research project has finally revealed that the Namib's famous fairy circles are caused by a termite.
LIGHTS: The Naga Fireballs pictures pictures Fairy circles in Africa SOME of the most inhospitable parts of southern Africa's sweeping grasslands are dotted with barren patches known as fairy circles.
We had discussed for a year what to call the gathering and kept coming back to the word "Fairy."* Arthur Evans and friends had convened Fairy Circles for a brief time in San Francisco in the mid-70's, but little came of them.