What is Phoenix?

  • (noun): A large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa.
    Synonyms: genus Phoenix
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Phoenix, Maryland - MTBE Spill
... Phoenix was the location of a January 2006 Exxon gas leak, where over 26,000 gallons of gas slowly seeped out of a punctured pipe at a station at the intersection of ...
Phoenix Islands - History of The Islands - Identifying The Secondary Discoverers - Winslow Reef
... The reef was discovered by the whaler Phoenix in 1851, speculated to be the ship which gave its name to the group ... (although "Phoenix Island" was reported prior to this date) ... Perry Winslow was the master of the Phoenix on this voyage ...
... Television owned-and-operated television station serving the Phoenix metropolitan area ... a high definition digital on UHF channel 51 from a transmitter atop South Mountain in Phoenix ... Owned by Ion Media Networks (under the licensee Phoenix 51, L.P.), the station maintains studios on Camelback Road on the city's northeast side ...
2007 WNBA Season - Playoffs
... Conference E2 Indiana 1 E2 Indiana 2 E3 Connecticut 1 E1 Detroit 2 W1 Phoenix 3 W1 Phoenix 2 W4 Seattle 0 W1 Phoenix 2 Western Conference W2 San Antonio 0 W2 San ...
1993 NBA Finals - Aftermath
... The Phoenix Suns would finish with 56 wins in the 1993-94 season, but were bounced out of the playoffs by the Houston Rockets after leading 2-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals ... The following year, Phoenix took a commanding 3-1 lead against a 6th-Seeded Houston team only to falter again, losing Games 5 and 7 on their home court, the last of which was ... This marked the last time a Phoenix-based major professional sports team competed for a championship until the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball club, another team previously owned by Jerry Colangelo, won the 2001 ...

More definitions of "Phoenix":

  • (noun): A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor.
  • (noun): The state capital and largest city of Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural center thanks to irrigation.
    Synonyms: capital of Arizona
  • (noun): 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.

Famous quotes containing the word phoenix:

    A victorious tomcat is like a tiger; a plucked phoenix is not worth a chicken.
    Chinese proverb.

    A phoenix it is
    This hearse that must bless
    With aromatic gums
    That cost great sums,
    The way of thurification
    To make a fumigation,
    Sweet of reflare,
    And redolent of air,
    John Skelton (1460?–1529)

    Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws,
    And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
    Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s jaws,
    And burn the long-liv’d phoenix in her blood;
    Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleet’st,
    And do what’er thou wilt, swift-footed Time,
    To the wide world and all her fading sweets;
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)