Associations to the word «Phoenix»


PHOENIX, noun. (mythology) A mythological bird, said to be the only one of its kind, which lives for 500 years and then dies by burning to ashes on a pyre of its own making, ignited by the sun. It then arises anew from the ashes.
PHOENIX, noun. (figuratively) Anything that is reborn after apparently being destroyed. Usually used as a simile.
PHOENIX, noun. (Chinese mythology) A mythological Chinese chimerical bird whose physical body symbolizes the six celestial bodies.
PHOENIX, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Arecaceae   — the date palms.
PHOENIX, proper noun. (mythology) A mythical firebird; especially the sacred one from ancient Egyptian mythology
PHOENIX, proper noun. (constellation) A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the mythical bird. It lies north of Tucana.
PHOENIX, proper noun. (Greek mythology) A character in the Iliad and father of Adonis in Greek mythology or a different character in Greek mythology, brother of Europa and Cadmus
PHOENIX, proper noun. The capital city of Arizona, United States.
PHOENIX, proper noun. A nickname sometimes used for Japan after World War II.
PHŒNIX, proper noun. Obsolete spelling of Phoenix
PHŒNIX, noun. Obsolete form of phoenix.
PHOENIX CITY, proper noun. (informal) Alternative term for Tainan
PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Arecaceae   — the date palm.

Dictionary definition

PHOENIX, noun. 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.
PHOENIX, noun. A large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa.
PHOENIX, noun. 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.
PHOENIX, noun. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor.

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