1a member of a Semitic people inhabiting ancient Phoenicia and its colonies. The Phoenicians prospered from trade and manufacturing until the capital, Tyre, was sacked by Alexander the Great in 332 bc.
2 [mass noun] the Semitic language of the Phoenicians, written in an alphabet that was the ancestor of the Greek and Roman alphabets.
relating to Phoenicia, its people, or its language.
Phoenician in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of Phoenician in the US English dictionary