There are 3 definitions of phoenix in English:

phoenix1

Syllabification: phoe·nix
Pronunciation: /ˈfēniks
 
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noun

1(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.
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  • The award is named in recognition of the mythological phoenix, a bird that lived five centuries, died and was reborn from its own ashes.
  • Unicorns, elves, leprechauns, phoenixes, griffins, and humans all existed very peacefully together on Earth, until evil was set loose.
  • The phoenix was a mythical bird of ancient Egypt which reputedly burned every 500 years and rose rejuvenated from its ashes.
1.1A person or thing regarded as uniquely remarkable in some respect.
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  • It would be wonderful if city planning in Sofia could strike out on a unique, radical path creating a phoenix of a capital suitable for third millennium urban living.
  • He is a phoenix rising from mediocrity, an actor in perpetual renaissance.

Origin

from Old French fenix, via Latin from Greek phoinix 'Phoenician, reddish purple, or phoenix'.

Phrases

rise like a phoenix from the ashes

Emerge renewed after apparent disaster or destruction.
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  • But if we look to the future with everything that is going on we can see the city rising like a phoenix from the ashes.
  • But his legacy remains and the 80s saw rock music rising like a phoenix from the ashes.
  • There I was describing Duncan as a failure in Finland, and thousands of miles away at Everton he rises like a phoenix from the ashes to score against Manchester United.

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There are 3 definitions of phoenix in English:

Phoenix2

Syllabification: Phoe·nix
Pronunciation: /ˈfēniks
 
/
Astronomy
1A southern constellation (the Phoenix), west of Grus.
1.1 (as genitive Phoenicis /fiˈnēsis, -ˈnī-/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Phoenicis

Origin

Latin.

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There are 3 definitions of phoenix in English:

Phoenix3

Syllabification: Phoe·nix
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈfēniks/
The capital of Arizona; population 1,567,924 (est. 2008). Its warm dry climate makes it a popular winter resort.

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