a poetic name used by the ancient Greeks for Italy and by the Romans for Spain or beyond


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    [he-speer-ee-uh n] /hɛˈspɪər i ən/ adjective 1. western; occidental. 2. of or relating to the Hesperides. noun 3. a native or inhabitant of a western land. /hɛˈspɪərɪən/ adjective 1. (poetic) western 2. of or relating to the Hesperides noun 3. a native or inhabitant of a western land

  • Hesperides

    [he-sper-i-deez] /hɛˈspɛr ɪˌdiz/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. 2. (italics) (used with a plural verb) a collection of poems (1648) by Robert Herrick. /hɛˈspɛrɪˌdiːz/ plural noun (Greek myth) 1. the daughters of Hesperus, nymphs who kept watch with a dragon over the garden of the golden apples in the Islands of the Blessed 2. (functioning as […]

  • Hesperidin

    [he-sper-i-din] /hɛˈspɛr ɪ dɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a crystallizable, bioflavinoid glycoside, C 28 H 34 O 15 , occurring in most citrus fruits, especially in the spongy envelope of oranges and lemons. /hɛˈspɛrɪdɪn/ noun 1. a glycoside extracted from orange peel or other citrus fruits and used to treat capillary fragility

  • Hesperidium

    [hes-puh-rid-ee-uh m] /ˌhɛs pəˈrɪd i əm/ noun, plural hesperidia [hes-puh-rid-ee-uh] /ˌhɛs pəˈrɪd i ə/ (Show IPA). Botany. 1. the fruit of a citrus plant, as an orange. /ˌhɛspəˈrɪdɪəm/ noun 1. (botany) the fruit of citrus plants, in which the flesh consists of fluid-filled hairs and is protected by a tough rind

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