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hesperidium

[hes-puh-rid-ee-uh m] /ˌhɛs pəˈrɪd i əm/
noun, plural hesperidia
[hes-puh-rid-ee-uh] /ˌhɛs pəˈrɪd i ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
the fruit of a citrus plant, as an orange.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Neo-Latin; see hesperidin, -ium
Related forms
hesperidate
[he-sper-i-deyt] /hɛˈspɛr ɪˌdeɪt/ (Show IPA),
hesperideous, adjective
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  • The fruit is technically a hesperidium, a kind of berry.
British Dictionary definitions for hesperidium

hesperidium

/ˌhɛspəˈrɪdɪəm/
noun
1.
(botany) the fruit of citrus plants, in which the flesh consists of fluid-filled hairs and is protected by a tough rind
Word Origin
C19: New Latin; alluding to the fruit in the garden of the Hesperides
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