Brigadoon

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Etymology[edit]

After the village in a 1947 musical of the same name, written by Alan Jay Lerner, which appears for only one day every hundred years.

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Noun[edit]

Brigadoon (plural Brigadoons)

  1. A place that seems magically transient.
    • 1988, Cruise Travel magazine (volume 10, number 1, July 1988, p.46)
      A mile walk took us into Mountshannon, a sort of Brigadoon, so quiet in the warm sun we thought it deserted.
    • 2003, George Howe Colt, The big house: a century in the life of an American summer home
      But low tide allowed us to walk on tiptoes along an underwater sandbar, and explore the tide pools, miniature maritime Brigadoons in which we'd find crabs...