Phe"nix (?), n.; pl. Phenixes (#). [L. phoenix, Gr. foi^nix.] [Written also phenix.]

1. Gr. Myth.

A bird fabled to exist single, to be consumed by fire by its own act, and to rise again from its ashes. Hence, an emblem of immortality.

2. Astron.

A southern constellation.

3.

A marvelous person or thing.

[R.]

Latimer.

<-- rise like a phoenix, to resume an endeavor after an apparently final defeat -->

 

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Phe"nix (?), n. [L., a fabulous bird. See Phenix.]

1.

Same as Phenix.

Shak.

2. Bot.

A genus of palms including the date tree.

 

© Webster 1913.

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