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Hesperides

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noun plural Hes·per·i·des \he-ˈsper-ə-ˌdēz\

Definition of Hesperides

  1. 1 :  a legendary garden at the western extremity of the world producing golden apples

  2. 2 :  the nymphs in classical mythology who guard with the aid of a dragon a garden in which golden apples grow



Origin and Etymology of hesperides

Latin, from Greek


First Known Use: 1546

Rhymes with hesperides

Abdülaziz, Albigenses, Aragonese, archdiocese, Averroës, Barcelonese, bona fides, bureaucratese, cheval-de-frise, computerese, Diogenes, Dodecanese, Dutch elm disease, Egas Moniz, Eumenides, Euripides, Florida Keys, governmentese, Great Pyrenees, Hippocrates, Hippomenes, Indo-Chinese, kissing disease, mad cow disease, Marie-Louise, officialese, Pentagonese, Philoctetes, Sammarinese, social disease, suicide squeeze, superficies, telegraphese, Themistocles, Thucydides, Vietnamese


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