1. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
Syn: ↑elf, ↑hob, ↑gremlin, ↑pixie, ↑brownie, ↑imp
Topics: ↑folklore
Hypernyms: ↑fairy, ↑faery, ↑faerie, ↑fay, ↑sprite
Hyponyms: ↑leprechaun, ↑sandman
2. creeping evergreen shrub having narrow overlapping leaves and early white star-shaped flowers; of the pine barrens of New Jersey and the Carolinas
Syn: ↑pyxie, ↑pixie, ↑Pyxidanthera barbulata
Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush
Member Holonyms: ↑Pyxidanthera, ↑genus Pyxidanthera

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I. noun
see pyxie
II. noun
see pixie I
III. adjective
see pixie II
see pixie III

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/pik"see/, n., pl. pixies, adj.

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pixy variant UK US
Main entry: pixie

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Pixy — Pix y, Pixie Pix ie, n.; pl. {Pixies}. [For Pucksy, from Puck.] 1. An old English name for a fairy; an elf. [Written also {picksy}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A low creeping evergreen plant ({Pyxidanthera barbulata}), with mosslike leaves and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pixy — pixy; colt·pixy; pixy·ish; …   English syllables

  • pixy —    , pisky    This is the standard term in Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset for a *fairy, though many writers from the early 19th century onwards have insisted that the two races are quite distinct; the word is probably related to *Puck. One… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • pixy — pixie UK [ˈpɪksɪ] / US or pixy UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pixie : singular pixie plural pixies an imaginary magic creature like a small person with pointed ears who can do magic …   English dictionary

  • pixy — I. noun see pixie I II. adjective see pixie II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pixy — /pik see/, n., pl. pixies, adj. pixie. * * * …   Universalium

  • pixy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pixie, elf, sprite. See mythical deities, demon. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. imp, elf, sprite, leprechaun; see fairy 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • pixy — pix·y || pɪksɪ n. fairy, sprite, small magical being; elf, imp, gnome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pixy — n. See pixie …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pixy — noun (C) an imaginary creature that looks like a very small human being, has magical powers, and likes to play tricks on people …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English