noun Hes·per·is \ˈhespərə̇s\

Definition of Hesperis

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

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Origin and Etymology of hesperis

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

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