Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fairy: so called in rural parts of England, and associated with the “fairy rings” of old pastures, in which they are suppoed to dance by moonlight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An old English name for a fairy; an elf.
  • noun (Bot.) A low creeping evergreen plant (Pyxidanthera barbulata), with mosslike leaves and little white blossoms, found in New Jersey and southward, where it flowers in earliest spring.
  • noun [Prov. Eng.] a fairy ring or circle.
  • noun (Bot.), [Prov. Eng.] a toadstool or mushroom.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of pixie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun creeping evergreen shrub having narrow overlapping leaves and early white star-shaped flowers; of the pine barrens of New Jersey and the Carolinas
  • noun (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

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Examples

  • "a kelpie is an imaginary water sprite, you know, and a pixy is a-- a-- why, a sort of make-believe fairy who lives in the water."

    Patty in Paris

  • Under James Conlon's sensitive and idiomatic leadership, and after some rough moments in the overture on opening night, the orchestra sparkled as it kept the action moving, sprinkling Rossinian pixy dust over the assembled and deftly changing gears from the frivolity later on for a few tender moments.

    Rodney Punt: A Turk in Italy Comes to Town in an Airstream Trailer

  • Under James Conlon's sensitive and idiomatic leadership, and after some rough moments in the overture on opening night, the orchestra sparkled as it kept the action moving, sprinkling Rossinian pixy dust over the assembled and deftly changing gears from the frivolity later on for a few tender moments.

    Rodney Punt: A Turk in Italy Comes to Town in an Airstream Trailer

  • The ninth novel in the “Hollow” series has witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan traveling cross-county with an elf, pixy and vampire.

    BOOK WORLD - March 6, 2011

  • Under James Conlon's sensitive and idiomatic leadership, and after some rough moments in the overture on opening night, the orchestra sparkled as it kept the action moving, sprinkling Rossinian pixy dust over the assembled and deftly changing gears from the frivolity later on for a few tender moments.

    Rodney Punt: A Turk in Italy Comes to Town in an Airstream Trailer

  • Under James Conlon's sensitive and idiomatic leadership, and after some rough moments in the overture on opening night, the orchestra sparkled as it kept the action moving, sprinkling Rossinian pixy dust over the assembled and deftly changing gears from the frivolity later on for a few tender moments.

    Rodney Punt: A Turk in Italy Comes to Town in an Airstream Trailer

  • I happen to love frogs : Even had a pixy frog as a pet until it died in a house fire.

    Conditions Froggy

  • I want a gas chamber that sprays pixy sticks instead of poison.

    Will #17

  • If anyone things she wants BO to win then i have some magic pixy dust i want to sell you.

    Report: Bill Clinton Set To Speak At Dem Convention

  • That gap needs a strong dose of incredible shrinking pixy dust in the form of steeply progressive taxes, expanded unionization and a dramatic increase in the minimum wage, which is precisely what happened during our boom years after World War II.

    Les Leopold: Obama and the Incredible Shrinking Financial Sector

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