[hoo-pey; Chinese hoo-be]


Older Spelling. Hubei.

Also Wade-Giles, Hu·pei [hoo-bey] /ˈhuˈbeɪ/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of hupeh

  • Reimer found the species at Ichang, in Hupeh, at elevations of 3000 to 3700 feet.

  • The province of Hupeh is 800 or 900 miles west and south of Shanghai.

  • This species is reported from various places in China with western Hupeh as the chief habitat.

  • Li T'ai-po lived in Hupeh for some years—he himself says three—then his hunger for travel reasserted itself and he was off again.

  • In 1640, he headed a small gang of desperadoes, and overrunning parts of Hupeh and Honan, was soon in command of a large army.

    China and the Manchus

    Herbert Allen Giles

British Dictionary definitions for hupeh




a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Hubei
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