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

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hesperidium was circa 1866

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“Hesperidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hesperidium. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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