hesperid

adjective
hes·​per·​id | \ ˈhespərə̇d \
variants: or hesperiid \ (ˈ)he¦spirēə̇d \

Definition of hesperid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the Hesperiidae

hesperid

noun
variants: or hesperiid
plural -s

Definition of hesperid (Entry 2 of 2)

: an insect of the family Hesperiidae : a skipper butterfly

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History and Etymology for hesperid

Adjective

New Latin Hesperiidae

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“Hesperid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hesperid. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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