leprechaun(redirected from Leprecaun)
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leprechaun(lĕp`rəkŏn), Irish fairy represented as a tiny old man. Leprechauns are mischievous and elusive creatures, said to possess buried crocks of gold, the location of which they will reveal if forced.
small supernatural creature associated with shoemaking and hidden treasure. [Irish Folklore: Benét, 579]
(in Irish folklore) a mischievous elf, often believed to have a treasure hoard