faerie

faerie

[fey-uh-ree, fair-ee]
noun
1.
the imaginary land of the fairies; fairyland.
2.
Archaic. a fairy.
adjective
Also, faery.


Origin:
1580–90; spelling variant of fairy

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faerie or faery (ˈfeɪərɪ, ˈfɛərɪ, ˈfeɪərɪ, ˈfɛərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  the land of fairies
2.  enchantment
 
adj, —n
3.  a variant of fairy
 
faery or faery
 
n
 
adj, —n

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faerie
supernatural kingdom, "Elfland," by late 14c., from O.Fr.; see fairy.
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