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hebe1

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Pronunciation: /ˈhiːbi
 
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noun

An evergreen flowering shrub with spikes of mauve, pink, or white flowers, native to New Zealand and widely grown as an ornamental.
  • Genus Hebe (formerly Veronica), family Scrophulariaceae
Example sentences
  • Over three months, the gardeners pulled out the weeds by hand, dug and prepared the ground, and replanted with flowering evergreen shrubs such as hebes and mahonia, for year-round colour and low maintenance.
  • Roses, honeysuckle and clematis run vigorously together up the pergola, beneath which are hebes, more hostas, hardy geraniums and several magnificent phormiums.
  • The eclectic garden uses Mexican pebbles as a ground-cover and is punctuated with yellow-blooming kangaroo paws and purple-flowered hebes.

Origin

modern Latin, named after the goddess Hebe (see Hebe1).

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Hebe2

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Pronunciation: /ˈhiːbi
 
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1 Greek Mythology The daughter of Hera and Zeus, and cup-bearer of the gods.
2 Astronomy Asteroid 6, discovered in 1847 (diameter 192 km).

Origin

from Greek hēbē 'youth, youthful beauty'.

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Hebe3

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Pronunciation: /hiːb
 
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noun

US informal , offensive
A Jewish person.

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation of Hebrew.

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