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LinkedIn’s phoenix-wings wall has a camera at the ready for employees to take photos for sharing.
Full of pity, one phoenix flew north to help, and soon flowers bloomed, crops thrived, and a city came into being.
But like a phoenix from the heart of Jupiter, another red storm of rage could burst to the surface of the giant planet.
In Persian mythology, the simorgh is akin to a phoenix.
The holder depicts a gold phoenix flying over a nest of laurels and leaves.
Turandot opens in mythical ancient China, replete with sumptuous royals, bedraggled peasants, and a slew of fantastical beasts—phoenixes, unicorns, and giant tortoises carved into the walls of the palace loggia.
Now, her shoulder features a phoenix, its outstretched wings a symbol of her new beginning.
Take for instance Britney Spears’ phoenix-like ascension to No. 1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts a year after buzzing her hair and attacking paparazzi with an umbrella.
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Origin and Etymology of phoenix
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Phoenix
Phoenicianplay \fē-ˈni-shən\ noun
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Definition of phoenix for English Language Learners
: a magical bird in ancient stories that lives for 500 years before it burns itself to death and then is born again from its ashes
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