Hesperis

noun
Hes·​per·​is | \ ˈhespərə̇s \

Definition of Hesperis

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Hesperis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesperis. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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