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  Dictionary Definition of fenian

Fenian
noun
1. a member of an Irish revolutionary organisation (Irish Republican Brotherhood) founded in New York in 1858, which had for its aim the establishment of an independent Irish republic.
2. Irish Legend a member of a roving band of warriors, the centre of numerous legends comparable to those of King Arthur and the Round Table.
[appar. b. OIrish fen ( e ) Irishman and OIrish ( f ) iann legendary band of warriors in service of Finn MacCool]
-- Fenianism, noun