Phenix Phe"nix, n.; pl. {Phenixes}. [L. phoenix, Gr. foi^nix.] [Written also {ph[oe]nix}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) A southern constellation. [1913 Webster]

3. A marvelous person or thing. [R.] --Latimer. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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