Hortense

[ hawr-tens ]
/ ˈhɔr tɛns /
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noun

a female given name.
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Hortense

/ (French ɔrtɑ̃s) /

noun

See (Eugénie Hortense de) Beauharnais
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Word Origin and History for hortense

Hortense


fem. proper name, from Latin Hortensia, fem. of Hortensius, a Roman gens name, related to hortus "garden" (see yard (n.1)).

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