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something delusive or misleading; ignis fatuus, phosphorous light which hovers over the ground in marshy areas
something delusive or misleading; ignis fatuus, phosphorous light which hovers over the ground in marshy areas
will o' the wisp, something delusive or misleading; ignis fatuus, phosphorous light which hovers over the ground in marshy areas


will-o'-the-wisp \will"-o'-the-wisp`\ (?), n. see ignis fatuus.
will-o'-the-wisp n
1. a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground [syn: friar's lantern , ignis fatuus, jack-o'-lantern ]


2. an illusion that misleads [syn: ignis fatuus]




A will-o'-the-wisp , will-o'-wisp , or ignis fatuus (; Medieval Latin: "foolish fire") is an atmospheric ghost light seen by travellers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travellers from the safe paths. The phenomenon is known by a variety of names, including jack-o'-lantern, friar's lantern, hinkypunk, and hobby lantern in English folk belief, well attested in English folklore and in much of European folklore.

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Noun
1. a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground
(synonym) friar's lantern, ignis fatuus, jack-o'-lantern
(hypernym) light, visible light, visible radiation
2. an illusion that misleads
(synonym) ignis fatuus
(hypernym) illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy


1 : a light that appears at night over marshy ground
2 : a misleading or elusive goal or hope

Example sentence:
Though her friends think she's chasing a will-o'-the-wisp,
Alexis is determined to quit her job and follow her dream of becoming a pop music star.



(n.)
See Ignis fatuus.
  


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