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Hesperides

[he-sper-i-deez] /hɛˈspɛr ɪˌdiz/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology.
  1. (used with a plural verb) nymphs, variously given as three to seven in number, who guarded with the dragon Ladon the golden apples that were the wedding gift of Gaea to Hera.
  2. (used with a singular verb) the garden where the golden apples were grown.
  3. (used with a plural verb) Islands of the Blessed.
2.
(italics) (used with a plural verb) a collection of poems (1648) by Robert Herrick.
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Hesperidian
[hes-puh-rid-ee-uh n] /ˌhɛs pəˈrɪd i ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hesperidian

Hesperides

/hɛˈspɛrɪˌdiːz/
plural noun (Greek myth)
1.
the daughters of Hesperus, nymphs who kept watch with a dragon over the garden of the golden apples in the Islands of the Blessed
2.
(functioning as sing) the gardens themselves
3.
another name for the Islands of the Blessed
Derived Forms
Hesperidian (ˌhɛspəˈrɪdɪən), Hesperidean, adjective
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