- organic luminescence, especially from certain fungi on decaying wood.
- any of various fungi causing luminescence in decaying wood.
Origin of foxfire
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Examples from the Web for foxfire
Are you still friends with your Foxfire co-star, Angelina Jolie?Jenny Lewis on 'The Voyager,' the End of Rilo Kiley, and High School Classmate Angelina Jolie
August 17, 2014
These should have been far more terrifying than any foxfire.
The Angel knelt beside his flower bed and recklessly tore up by the roots a big bunch of foxfire.Freckles
Suspicion glinted like foxfire in the cold green eyes beneath her puckered brows.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
That that grows out of the foxfire in the swamp has its roots too far back in the inheritance of the race to be discounted.
- a luminescent glow emitted by certain fungi on rotting woodSee also bioluminescence
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