- a bioluminescent glow produced by phosphorescent marine organisms.
Origin of sea fire
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for sea fire
The sea-fire shone about them, and they were dripping with water.Weird Tales from Northern Seas
The plop was echoed from the cliff, and as the nets sank the sea-fire glittered green upon them.
As the net rose we saw a shimmer in the water, not of sea-fire—it was too cold—but of silver-sided herring.