from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bright-red cup-like fungus, Peziza coccinea.


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  • Ellen Holmes indeed, that she would some time show her where the red-caps and fairy-cups grew, and there was yet time, before sunset, for

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866

  • The tall pine-trees whispering to each other across the sky-openings above me, the graceful ferns, the velvet mosses dotted with scarlet fairy-cups, as if the elves had just spread their table for tea, the unspeakable charm of the spice-breathing air, all wove a web of enchantment about me, from which I had no wish to disentangle myself.

    A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA)


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