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noun Bible.
  1. Queen of, the queen who visited Solomon to test his wisdom. I Kings 10:1–13.
  2. Biblical name of Saba(def 2).
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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.


    Anatole France

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


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for sheba


  1. Also called: Saba the ancient kingdom of the Sabeans: a rich trading nation dealing in gold, spices, and precious stones (I Kings 10)
  2. the region inhabited by this nation, located in the SW corner of the Arabian peninsula: modern Yemen
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  1. Queen of Sheba Old Testament a queen of the Sabeans, who visited Solomon (I Kings 10:1–13)
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