Definitions for: Phoenix


[n] the state capital and largest city of Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural center thanks to irrigation
[n] a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor
[n] 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
[n] a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa



Webster (1913) Definition: Ph[oe]"nix, n. [L., a fabulous bird. See Phenix.]
1. Same as Phenix. --Shak.

2. (Bot.) A genus of palms including the date tree.

Synonyms: capital of Arizona, genus Phoenix

See Also: Arecaceae, Arizona, AZ, constellation, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, Grand Canyon State, liliopsid genus, monocot genus, mythical being, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae, state capital

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