leprechaun definition

  • noun:
    • One of a race of elves in Irish folklore who is able to unveil concealed treasure to those who get them.
    • among a race of elves who is able to unveil hidden resource to those who catch it
    • A small naughty elf or spirit in Irish folklore; it is depicted in literature as a dwarfish bearded old man; -- legend informs that when a leprechaun is captured, he'll reveal the positioning of his concealed cooking pot of silver.
    • a mischievous elf in Irish folklore

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