Phénix. n.s. [φόινιξ; phœnix, Lat.] The bird which is supposed to exist single, and to rise again from its own ashes.
There is one tree, the phenix throne; one phenix
At this hour reigning there. Shakesp. Tempest.
To all the fowls he seems a phenix. Milton.
Having the idea of a phenix in my mind, the first enquiry is, whether such a thing does exist? Locke.