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.