, (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)
n Latin genitive , Phoenices a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Grus and Eridanus
n a city in central Arizona, capital city of the state, on the Salt River. Pop.: 1159014 (1996 est.)
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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