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[huh-roh-dee-uh s] /həˈroʊ di əs/
the second wife of Herod Antipas and the mother of Salome: she told Salome to ask Herod for the head of John the Baptist. Unabridged
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  • 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.

  • Just as he was about to quit the room, Herodias spoke again.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • Herodias looked up at him as he came within the circle of light.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • Herodias' daughter when she got a head of John the Baptist on a charger.

    The Handbook of Conundrums Edith B. Ordway
  • The daughter of Herodias was mistress of both accomplishments.

    Americanisms and Briticisms Brander Matthews
  • Herodias finds that the moon resembles the moon, and that is all.

    Oscar Wilde Arthur Ransome
British Dictionary definitions for Herodias


?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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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