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[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.
the fruit of a citrus plant, as an orange.
(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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