a province in E China. 64,479 sq. mi. (167,000 sq. km).
former name of .
a province of N central China: the chief centre of early Chinese culture; mainly agricultural (the largest wheat-producing province in China). Capital: Zhengzhou. Pop: 96 670 000 (2003 est)
[hen-uh n-chik-uh nz] /ˈhɛn ənˈtʃɪk ənz/ noun, plural hens-and-chickens. 1. any of several succulent plants that grow in clusters or colonies formed by runners or offshoots, as those of the genera Echeveria and Sempervivum. noun (pl) hens-and-chickens 1. (functioning as singular or pl) any of several plants, such as the houseleek and ground ivy, that […]
[hens] /hɛns/ adverb 1. as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore: The eggs were very fresh and hence satisfactory. 2. from this time; from now: They will leave a month hence. 3. from this source or origin. 4. Archaic. interjection 5. Obsolete. depart (usually used imperatively). /hɛns/ sentence connector 1. for this […]
[hen-bit] /ˈhɛnˌbɪt/ noun 1. a common weed, Lamium amplexicaule, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers. /ˈhɛnˌbɪt/ noun 1. a plant, Lamium amplexicaule, that is native to Europe and has toothed opposite leaves and small dark red flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
[hens-fawrth, -fohrth; hens-fawrth, -fohrth] /ˈhɛnsˈfɔrθ, -ˈfoʊrθ; ˈhɛnsˌfɔrθ, -ˌfoʊrθ/ adverb 1. from now on; from this point forward. /ˈhɛnsˈfɔːθ/ adverb 1. from this time forward; from now on adv. late 14c., earlier henne forth (late Old English); see hence + forth.