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phoenixnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈfiː.nɪks/  us   /ˈfiː.nɪks/
in ​ancientstories, an ​imaginarybird that set ​fire to itself every 500 ​years and was ​born again, ​rising from ​itsashes (= the ​powderleft after ​itsbody has been ​burned): The ​town was ​bombed but was then ​rebuilt and ​rose from the ​ashes like a/the phoenix (= was just as good as before).
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