leprechaun

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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.
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leprechaun

small supernatural creature associated with shoemaking and hidden treasure. [Irish Folklore: Benét, 579]
See: Fairy
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leprechaun

(in Irish folklore) a mischievous elf, often believed to have a treasure hoard
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The diminutive Wall declares he has decided not to wear a green suit because he is fed up of leprachaun jokes.