Pyxidanthera barbulata
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 little white blossoms, found in New Jersey and southward, where it flowers in earliest spring. [1913 Webster]

{Pixy ring}, a fairy ring or circle. [Prov. Eng.]

{Pixy stool} (Bot.), a toadstool or mushroom. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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