Definition of Hesse in English:

Hesse

Syllabification: Hes·se
Pronunciation: /hes, ˈhesə
 
/
A state in western Germany; capital, Wiesbaden. German name Hessen.

Derivatives

Hessian

Pronunciation: /ˈheSHən/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • Princess Ana married Franz Joseph Battenberg, from the collateral line of the Hessian dynasty, a close relative to the English and other European royal families.
  • The role of mercenaries therefore declined and became somewhat discredited, although Britain employed hired Hessian troops in the American Revolution.
  • An onslaught of Hessians, equipped with 17-inch-long bayonets, sparked a panic among his troops.

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