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Herodias

[huh-roh-dee-uh s]
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noun
  1. the second wife of Herod Antipas and the mother of Salome: she told Salome to ask Herod for the head of John the Baptist.
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Examples from the Web for herodias

Historical Examples

  • Is it the smile of the daughter of Herodias, or the invitation of a 'ghazeeyeh'?

    The Golden House

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • The other white heron wearing "aigrettes" is Herodias egretta.

    Bird Stories

    Edith M. Patch

  • And you made a slave of his mother, who was a queen, Herodias.

    Salom

    Oscar Wilde

  • Of a truth, dear and noble Herodias, you are my wife, and before that you were the wife of my brother.

    Salom

    Oscar Wilde

  • But at last the chance came for Herodias to carry out her purpose.


British Dictionary definitions for herodias

Herodias

noun
  1. ?14 bc –?40 ad, niece and wife of Herod Antipas and mother of Salome, whom she persuaded to ask for the head of John the Baptist. Her ambition led to the banishment of her husband
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