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n. Greek Mythology
The goddess of youth and spring, cupbearer to the Olympian gods.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the goddess of youth and spring, daughter of Zeus and Hera and wife of Hercules


(ˈhi bi)

an ancient Greek goddess of youth, the daughter of Zeus and Hera.



usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jew.)
[1925–30; shortening of Hebrew]
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Noun1.Hebe - (Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and springHebe - (Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring; wife of Hercules; daughter of Zeus and Hera; cupbearer to the Olympian gods
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks


[ˈhiːbɪ] N (US) (pej) → judío/a m/f


[ˈhiːbɪ] nEbe f
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Laurence and Aunt March shrugged and smiled at one another when water, lemonade, and coffee were found to be to only sorts of nectar which the three Hebes carried around.
For my clients, I use small evergreen plants like low growing thymes, silver leaved heathers, ivies and even small euonymus and hebes.
Good plant partners include heathers, grasses, phormiums and dwarf hebes.
Take semi-ripe cuttings of evergreen shrubs eg hebes, camellias, choisya, holly, laurel and box as well as herbs such as rosemary and lavender, and conifers.
Three sets of old stone steps lead through the well-stocked herbaceous borders and rockeries with an abundance of mature herbs such as marjoram and rosemary, interspersed with lavenders and hebes.
Combined with colour or just on their own, evergreens, such as skimmias, bay trees, box balls, euonymus, choisya, hebes or dwarf conifers, will provide structure.
I think they are hebes and since they are not even in flower, it seems unlikely they could have any pollen.
They also added a water feature, as gentle splashing can be very relaxing, then buddleias and hebes to attract birds and bees.
Hebes Chasma, a huge trough on Mars, reflects the Red Planet's tumultuous and varied past.
Several autumn-flowering hebes are also worth including in the border, such as Autumn Glory, which at 60cm x 60cm is perfect for the front of the border, bearing purple flowers which withstand the elements and can flower almost up to Christmas.
In what is believed to be a unique scenario , the six greyhoundsinvolvedinthisA10 contest - Pigeon Wood, Winetavern Midge, Shes Annimay, Miss Smokie, Boherna Maeve and Hebes Eclipse - have all contestedmorethan100racesand their long careers on the track haveyieldednofewerthan127 victoriesbetweenthem.