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Pixie   /pˈɪksi/   Listen

(pl. pixies)
(folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous.  Synonyms: brownie, elf, gremlin, hob, imp, pixy.
Creeping evergreen shrub having narrow overlapping leaves and early white star-shaped flowers; of the pine barrens of New Jersey and the Carolinas.  Synonyms: pixy, Pyxidanthera barbulata, pyxie.

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"Pixie" Quotes from Famous Books

... that led to this resolution was very characteristic of Honor's headstrong, impulsive nature. She was passionately fond of horses, and for some time had been anxious to possess a new pony. It was not that she loved Pixie, her former favourite, any the less; but he was growing old, and was now scarcely able to take a fence, or carry her in mad career over the moors, being only fit for a sober trot on the high road, or to draw her mother's ...
— The New Girl at St. Chad's - A Story of School Life • Angela Brazil

... at her and grinned. She was cute as a pixie, and there were no two ways about that. He wondered for a moment what kind of a wife she'd make. And then shuddered inwardly. Life would be one big contradiction of anything he'd managed to get out of ...
— Ultima Thule • Dallas McCord Reynolds

Words linked to "Pixie" :   Pyxidanthera, folklore, sandman, faerie, fairy, leprechaun, pyxie, faery, elf, shrub, sprite, bush, fay, genus Pyxidanthera

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