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Noun: phoenix  fee-niks
  1. A legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years
  2. A large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
    - genus Phoenix
Noun: Phoenix  fee-niks
  1. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor
  2. The state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation
    - capital of Arizona

Derived forms: phoenixes

Type of: constellation, liliopsid genus, monocot genus, mythical being, state capital

Part of: Arecaceae, Arizona, AZ, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, Grand Canyon State, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae

Encyclopedia: Phoenix, NY