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fairy penguin

  

      n   a small penguin, Eudyptula minor, with a bluish head and back, found on the Australian coast,   (Also called)    little, blue penguin  
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fairy  
      n   pl   , fairies  
1    an imaginary supernatural being, usually represented in diminutive human form and characterized as clever, playful, and having magical powers  
2    Slang   a male homosexual  
      adj   prenominal  
3    of or relating to a fairy or fairies  
4    resembling a fairy or fairies, esp. in being enchanted or delicate  
     (C14: from Old French faerie fairyland, from feie fairy, from Latin Fata the Fates; see fate, fay1)  
  fairy-like      adj  


airy-fairy  
      adj  
1    Informal   fanciful and unrealistic  
an airy-fairy scheme     
2    delicate to the point of being insubstantial; light  
     (C19: from Tennyson's poem Lillian (1830), where the central figure is described as ``Airy, fairy Lillian'')  
fairy cycle  
      n   a child's bicycle  
fairy godmother  
      n  
1    a character in certain fairy stories who brings unexpected benefits to the hero or heroine  
2    any benefactress, esp. an unknown one  
fairy lights  
      pl n   small coloured electric bulbs strung together and used for decoration, esp. on a Christmas tree  
fairy penguin  
      n   a small penguin, Eudyptula minor, with a bluish head and back, found on the Australian coast,   (Also called)    little, blue penguin  
fairy ring  
      n  
1    a ring of dark luxuriant vegetation in grassy ground corresponding to the outer edge of an underground fungal mycelium: popularly associated with the dancing of fairies: seasonally marked by a ring of mushrooms  
2       short for       fairy ring mushroom   Marasmius oreades, a dainty buff-coloured edible basidiomycetous fungus, characteristically forming rings in grassland   Marasmius oreades, a dainty buff-coloured edible basidiomycetous fungus, characteristically forming rings in grassland  
fairy shrimp  
      n   any small freshwater branchiopod crustacean of the genera Chirocephalus, Artemia, etc., having a transparent body with many appendages and habitually swimming on its back: order Anostraca  
fairy swallow  
      n   sometimes caps   a variety of domestic fancy pigeon having blue-and-white plumage and heavily muffed feet  
fairy tale   , story  
      n  
1    a story about fairies or other mythical or magical beings, esp. one of traditional origin told to children  
2    a highly improbable account  
fairy-tale  
      adj  
1    of or relating to a fairy tale  
2    resembling a fairy tale, esp. in being extremely happy or fortunate  
a true story with a fairy-tale ending     
3    highly improbable  
he came out with a fairy-tale account of his achievements     

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fairy

  
  
brownie, elf, hob, leprechaun, peri, pixie, Robin Goodfellow, sprite  


airy-fairy     
chimerical, fanciful, feeble, flimsy, incorporeal, insubstantial, lightweight, shaky, unconvincing, unsound, without substance  
  
Antonyms     
   concrete, firm, solid, sound, substantial  
fairy tale   , fairy story  
1    folk tale, romance  
2    cock-and-bull story     (informal)   fabrication, fantasy, fiction, invention, lie, pork pie     (Brit. slang)   porky     (Brit. slang)   tall story, untruth  

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