Hesperides

plural noun
Hes·​per·​i·​des | \ he-ˈsper-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce Hesperides (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Hesperides

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Hesperides

Latin, from Greek

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The first known use of Hesperides was in 1546

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“Hesperides.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesperides. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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