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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fair′y ring`(n.)

  1. any of numerous mushrooms of meadows and open woods that spread in rings originating from mycelial growth.

    Category: Fungi

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fairy ring, fairy circle(noun)

    a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium

Wiktionary

  1. fairy ring(Noun)

    A ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium.

  2. fairy ring(Noun)

    A mythical place where fairies are thought to congregate in a ring.

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  1. Fairy ring

    A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The rings may grow to over 10 metres in diameter, and they become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. They are found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or rangelands. Fairy rings are detectable by sporocarps in rings or arcs, as well as by a necrotic zone, or a ring of dark green grass. If these manifestations are visible a fairy fungus mycelium is likely to be present in the ring or arc underneath.

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