: a genus of biennial or perennial Eurasian herbs (family Cruciferae) having large purple or white racemose flowers see dame's violet

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, dame's violet, from Greek, from feminine of hesperios of the evening, from hesperos, hespera evening

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“Hesperis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesperis. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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