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phoenix British & World English

(In classical mythology) a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle

Phoenix1 British & World English

A southern constellation (the Phoenix), west of Grus

Phoenix2 British & World English

The state capital of Arizona; population 1,567,924 (est. 2008). Its dry climate makes it a popular winter resort

phoenix New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

mythological bird that rose from its own ashes

Phoenix Islands British & World English

A group of eight islands lying just south of the equator in the western Pacific. They form a part of Kiribati

rise like a phoenix from the ashes British & World English

Emerge renewed after apparent disaster or destruction

Phoenix dactylifera in date2 British & World English

A tall palm tree which bears clusters of dates, native to western Asia and North Africa

rise like a phoenix from the ashes in phoenix British & World English

Emerge renewed after apparent disaster or destruction