variants or Hesperidian
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of the gardens of the Hesperides

Word History


Hesperides mythological paradisiacal garden growing golden apples (from the Hesperides, the nymphs that guard it, from Latin, from Greek) + English -an, -ian

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“Hesperidean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesperidean. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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