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ignis fatuus

noun

1 ignis fatuus

A pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground.

synonyms: friar's lantern, jack-o'-lantern, will-o'-the-wisp.

Dutch: dwaallicht, stalkaars



2 ignis fatuus

An illusion that misleads.

synonym: will-o'-the-wisp.


Moby thesaurus: airy nothing, autism, autoluminescence, backfire, balefire, beacon, beacon fire, bioluminescence, blaze, bonfire, bubble, burning ghat, campfire, cathode luminescence, cheerful fire, chemicoluminescence, chemiluminescence, chimera, combustion, conflagration ... show more.

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