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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.]

  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.

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

    Pixy stool (Bot.), a toadstool or mushroom. [Prov. Eng.]


n. (alternative spelling of pixie English)

  1. n. 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]

  2. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous [syn: elf, hob, gremlin, pixie, brownie, imp]

Usage examples of "pixy".

There are pixies on the west bank paying a fortune for Dewer treatments.

A pale golden sawdust haze trailed after it, a sunlit, skyborne ribbon-road for sylphs, pixies, sprites, and feys to ride.

I came from, there were myths about weird, intelligent creatures in the dim pastcentaurs and mermaids and pixies and fairies and flying winged horses and minotaurs and more.

The situation reminded me of an old riddle: how do you know when there are pixies around?

Then, of course, he had played with the other sprites of the vale, and taunted the pixies, and followed the dryads.

In fact, for the first time, he wondered what had become of the pixies and sprites and other faerie creatures of the vale.

Spreading out to either side, the arches were guarded by little bands of pixies, armed with small but sturdy bows, and sprites, who would fight with their silvery swords.

Here is the place where the rock stars, the heroes and heroines of the daytime soaps, the unwashed guitar strummers and show-biz pixies meet billionaire property men, Arab princes, and European royals.

The small pixy started to glow, which attracted the brine shrimp, and Jax had a fit of delight when they bounced closer.

Messing about in the dirt with pixy children getting in the way is a great way to ground oneself, and I found I owed Jenks a very large thank-you—in more ways than one.