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[hes-uh for 1; hes for 2] /ˈhɛs ə for 1; hɛs for 2/
[her-mahn] /ˈhɛr mɑn/ (Show IPA),
1877–1962, German novelist and poet: Nobel Prize 1946.
German Hessen
[hes-uh n] /ˈhɛs ən/ (Show IPA)
. a state in central Germany. 8150 sq. mi. (21,110 sq. km).
Capital: Wiesbaden. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The modern form of the word Catti is Hesse, and the principality of Hesse is their old locality.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • Hesse had twenty children, only eight of whom, however, survived him.

    The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • Hesse and Mr. Spence Bate a few years since revealed the secrets of their existence.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden
  • They are found in Hesse, especially in Frankenberg, where there is great abundance of them.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • He read it aloud, encircled by a brilliant party, at a supper given by the Grand Duke of Hesse.

    Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
  • They are found in Hesse and neighboring districts, and there are preferred to other pears.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • I shall retire along the Tauber with the cavalry and make for Hesse, do you march with all speed for that river.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • Reported from the regions of Thuringia, Hesse, and Wrttemberg about 1799.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for Hesse


a state of central Germany, formed in 1945 from the former Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau and part of the former state of Hesse; part of West Germany until 1990. Capital: Wiesbaden. Pop: 6 089 000 (2003 est). Area: 21 111 sq km (8151 sq miles) German name Hessen (ˈhɛsən)


/hɛs; German ˈhɛsə/
Hermann (ˈhɛrman). 1877–1962, German novelist, short-story writer, and poet. His novels include Der Steppenwolf (1927) and Das Glasperlenspiel (1943): Nobel prize for literature 1946
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