Hesperides: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (he-sper'i-dēz"), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- (used with a pl. v.) 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.
- (used with a sing. v.) the garden where the golden apples were grown.
- (used with a pl. v.) SeeIslands of the Blessed.
- (italics) a collection of poems (1648) by Robert Herrick.