- organic luminescence, especially from certain fungi on decaying wood.
- any of various fungi causing luminescence in decaying wood.
Origin of foxfire
Examples from the Web for fox-fire
Historical Examples of fox-fire
But for the fox-fire beacons he would have been lost instantly.The Forgotten Planet
If it had anywhere an actual nucleus, that centre remained as impalpable and unmaterial as fox-fire.The Roof Tree
Charles Neville Buck
The country people are familiar with the sight of it in wild timber-land, and have given it the name of 'Fox-fire.'The Guardian Angel
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Are there passages which burn with real fire—not punk, fox-fire, make believe?The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 5, 1901-1906
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
They were man-size, too, or nearly so, visible in the dark with the dim radiance of fox-fire.The Golgotha Dancers
Manly Wade Wellman
- a luminescent glow emitted by certain fungi on rotting woodSee also bioluminescence