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Hesperides

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

Definition of HESPERIDES

1
:  a legendary garden at the western extremity of the world producing golden apples
2
:  the nymphs in classical mythology who guard with the aid of a dragon a garden in which golden apples grow

Origin of HESPERIDES

Latin, from Greek
First Known Use: 1546

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