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A phosphorescent glow produced by certain bioluminescent fungi that grow on rotting wood.
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(Plants) a luminescent glow emitted by certain fungi on rotting wood. See also bioluminescence
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or fox′-fire`,

1. organic luminescence.
2. any of various fungi causing luminescence in decaying wood.
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