phoenix definition

  • noun:
    • Mythology A bird in Egyptian mythology that lived-in the desert for 500 many years then ingested itself by fire, later to go up restored from the ashes.
    • an individual or thing of unsurpassed excellence or beauty; a paragon.
    • A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor.
    • A mythological bird, said to be the only person of the sort, which lives for 500 many years and then dies by burning up to ashes on a pyre of its very own creating, ignited because of the sunshine. After that it arises anew from ashes.
    • Anything that is reborn after apparently being damaged. Often made use of as a simile.

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