Meaning of foxfire

fox•fire

Pronunciation: (foks'fīr"), [key]
— n. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. organic luminescence, esp. from certain fungi on decaying wood.
  2. any of various fungi causing luminescence in decaying wood.
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