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  (U.S.)   phenix  
1    a legendary Arabian bird said to set fire to itself and rise anew from the ashes every 500 years  
2    a person or thing of surpassing beauty or quality  
     (Old English fenix, via Latin from Greek phoinix; identical in form with Greek Phoinix Phoenician, purple)  

Phoenix   [1]  
      n   Latin genitive   , Phoenices   a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Grus and Eridanus  
Phoenix   [2]  
      n   a city in central Arizona, capital city of the state, on the Salt River. Pop.: 1159014 (1996 est.)  
Phoenix Islands  
      pl n   a group of eight coral islands in the central Pacific: administratively part of Kiribati. Area: 28 sq. km (11 sq. miles)  
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