sea fire


noun

a bioluminescent glow produced by phosphorescent marine organisms.

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Origin of sea fire

First recorded in 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for sea fire

  • The sea-fire shone about them, and they were dripping with water.

  • The plop was echoed from the cliff, and as the nets sank the sea-fire glittered green upon them.

    A Poor Man's House|Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • As the net rose we saw a shimmer in the water, not of sea-fire—it was too cold—but of silver-sided herring.

    A Poor Man's House|Stephen Sydney Reynolds