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fox·fire

 (fŏks′fīr′)
n.
A phosphorescent glow produced by certain bioluminescent fungi that grow on rotting wood.

foxfire

(ˈfɒksˌfaɪə)
n
(Plants) a luminescent glow emitted by certain fungi on rotting wood. See also bioluminescence

fox′fire`

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n.
1. organic luminescence.
2. any of various fungi causing luminescence in decaying wood.
[1425–75]