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hebe

[ hee-bee ]
/ ˈhi bi /
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noun
any of various shrubs and trees belonging to the genus Hebe, of the figwort family, native mostly to New Zealand, having evergreen leaves and clusters or spikes of white, pink, or purple flowers.
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Origin of hebe

<New Latin (1789), apparently after Hebe

Other definitions for hebe (2 of 3)

Hebe1
[ heeb ]
/ hib /

noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jew.

Origin of Hebe

1
First recorded in 1930–35; shortening of Hebrew

Other definitions for hebe (3 of 3)

Hebe2
[ hee-bee ]
/ ˈhi bi /

noun
Classical Mythology. a goddess of youth and spring, the daughter of Zeus and Hera, and wife of Hercules.
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British Dictionary definitions for hebe

Hebe
/ (ˈhiːbɪ) /

noun
Greek myth the goddess of youth and spring, daughter of Zeus and Hera and wife of Hercules
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