Hanging Gardens of Babylon


Hanging Gardens of Babylon
noun
a terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC
Instance Hypernyms: ↑garden
Part Holonyms: ↑Babylon

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  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon —    An architectural wonder created in Babylon by the Neo Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II in the early sixth century B.C. Ancient sources claim that Nebuchadnezzar s wife, Amytis, daughter of the Median king Umakishtar, missed the trees and… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon — ornamental gardens planted on the terraces of the ziggurats of ancient Babylon. Cf. Seven Wonders of the World. * * * ▪ ancient garden, Babylon, Mesopotamia  gardens considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World and thought to be located near… …   Universalium

  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon — noun A set of gardens of ancient Babylon …   Wiktionary

  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon — plural noun one of the Seven Wonders of the World, believed to be the ornamental gardens on the terraced ziggurats of ancient Babylon …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hanging Gardens (disambiguation) — Hanging Gardens may refer to: * Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in Iraq * Hanging Gardens of Mumbai, in India * Terraces (Bahá í), in Israel * An album by Nicoee also* The Hanging Garden (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • HANGING GARDENS, THE, OF BABYLON —    one of the seven wonders of the world, had an area of four acres, formed a square, were a series of terraces supported by pillars sloping upwards like a pyramid and seeming to hang in air; they are ascribed to Semiramis …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Babylon Rogues — The Babylon Rogues are a fictitious group of avian thieves in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. The known members of the group consists of Jet the Hawk, Wave the Swallow and Storm the Albatross. Their only playable appearances to date …   Wikipedia

  • Babylon — /bab euh leuhn, lon /, n. 1. an ancient city of SW Asia, on the Euphrates River, famed for its magnificence and culture: capital of Babylonia and later of the Chaldean empire. 2. any rich and magnificent city believed to be a place of excessive… …   Universalium

  • Babylon — Not to be confused with Babylonia. For other uses, see Babylon (disambiguation). Coordinates …   Wikipedia


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