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[shee-buh] /ˈʃi bə/
noun, Bible.
Queen of, the queen who visited Solomon to test his wisdom. I Kings 10:1–13.
Biblical name of Saba (def 2). Unabridged
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  • Galusha, of course, would have rigged me up like the Queen of Sheba, if he had had his way.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • That day Balthasar supped with the Queen of Sheba and drank the wine of the palm-tree.

    Balthasar Anatole France
  • When the tidings reached the country of Sheba, Balkis was as indignant as if she had been betrayed.

    Balthasar Anatole France
  • It was the expression with which Solomon might have received the advances of the Queen of Sheba.

  • Pooh; sure Solomon, queen o' Sheba, said there was time enough for all things.

  • No one had tipped it off to him that the Queen of Sheba was to be reincarnated.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • The blessings, too, received by the Queen of Sheba were of no ordinary kind.

    A Ribband of Blue J. Hudson Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for Sheba


Also called Saba. the ancient kingdom of the Sabeans: a rich trading nation dealing in gold, spices, and precious stones (I Kings 10)
the region inhabited by this nation, located in the SW corner of the Arabian peninsula: modern Yemen


(Old Testament) Queen of Sheba, a queen of the Sabeans, who visited Solomon (I Kings 10:1–13)
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