any of various cup-shaped ascomycetous fungi of the order Pezizales, often strikingly coloured, such as the orange-peel elf-cup (Aleuria aurantia), which is bright orange inside and dirty white outside, and the scarlet elf-cup (Sarcoscypha coccinea)
[el fer-rawl] /ɛl fɛrˈrɔl/ noun 1. a seaport in NW Spain: naval arsenal and dockyard. /Spanish ɛl fɛˈrrɔl/ noun 1. a port in NW Spain, on the Atlantic: fortified naval base, with a deep natural harbour. Pop: 78 764 (2003 est) Former name El Ferrol del Caudillo (dɛl kauˈðiʎo)
[el-fin] /ˈɛl fɪn/ adjective 1. of or like an elf. 2. small and charmingly spritely, merry, or mischievous. noun 3. an elf. /ˈɛlfɪn/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or like an elf or elves 2. small, delicate, and charming adj. 1590s, from elf; first found in Spenser, who may have been thinking of elven but […]
- Elfin forest
noun 1. the zone of stunted wind-blown trees growing at high altitudes just above the timberline on tropical mountains Also called krummholz
[el-fin-woo d] /ˈɛl fɪnˌwʊd/ noun 1. .