Fairy-ring meaning

A circle of mushrooms in a grassy area, marking the periphery of perennial underground mycelial growth.
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A circle of mushrooms often seen on grassy ground, originating from one initial mycelium and often accompanied by a circle of darker grass.
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A ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium.
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(mythology) A mythical place where fairies are thought to congregate in a ring.
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Origin of fairy-ring

  • From the belief that it is a dancing place for fairies

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition