hesperidium

noun
hes·​per·​id·​i·​um | \ ˌhe-spə-ˈri-dē-əm How to pronounce hesperidium (audio) \
plural hesperidia\ ˌhe-​spə-​ˈri-​dē-​ə How to pronounce hesperidium (audio) \

Definition of hesperidium

: a berry (such as an orange or lime) having a leathery rind

First Known Use of hesperidium

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hesperidium

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“Hesperidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hesperidium. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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