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[he-sper-i-deez] /hɛˈspɛr ɪˌdiz/

Classical Mythology.

(italics) (used with a plural verb) a collection of poems (1648) by Robert Herrick.
plural noun (Greek myth)
the daughters of Hesperus, nymphs who kept watch with a dragon over the garden of the golden apples in the Islands of the Blessed
(functioning as sing) the gardens themselves
another name for the Islands of the Blessed


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