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Dictionary definition for: Phoenix

1. (n) the state capital and largest city of Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural center thanks to irrigation

2. (n) a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa

3. (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

4. (n) a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor

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