Fairy

Noun

  • A mythical being who had magical powers, known in many sizes and descriptions, although often depicted in modern illustrations only as small and spritely with gauze-like wings; A sprite.
  • Two species of hummingbird in the genus Heliothryx.
  • (uncountable, obsolete) the realm of faerie; enchantment, illusion.
  • (paganism) A nature spirit revered in modern paganism.
  • (Northern England, US, derogatory, colloquial) a male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.

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