from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of phoenix.
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- n. Archaic spelling of phoenix.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A southern constellation.
- n. A marvelous person or thing.
- n. Same as phenix.
- n. A genus of palms including the date tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anc. Oriental myth., a wonderful bird of great beauty, which, after living 500 or 600 years in the Arabian wilderness, the only one of its kind, built for itself a funeral pile of spices and aromatic gums, lighted the pile with the fanning of its wings, and was burned upon it, but from its ashes revived in the freshness of youth.
- n. A person of unique excellence; one of singular distinction or peerless beauty; a paragon.
- n. In entomology, the geometrid moth Cidaria ribesiaria, whose larva feeds on the currant and gooseberry: a collectors' name in England. The small phenix is
- n. See phenix.
- n. A genus of palms, constituting the tribe Phœniceæ, characterized by the three distinct carpels (only one of which matures), containing a single erect cylindrical seed with a deep longitudinal groove, and having the embryo near the base or on the back.
- n. A silver coin of modern Greece, struck in 1828 by President Capo d' Istria. Its value is rather less than that of a lira.
- n. A southern constellation formed by Theo-dori below Cetus (though the Sculptor now intervenes). It is bounded by Eridanus on the west, by Toucan on the south, and by Eridanus on the east. Its brightest star is of magnitude 2½.
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