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Meaning of Hesperides

Hes•per•i•des

Pronunciation: (he-sper'i-dēz"), [key]
— n.
    1. (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.
    2. (used with a sing. v.) the garden where the golden apples were grown.
    3. (used with a pl. v.) SeeIslands of the Blessed.
  1. (italics) a collection of poems (1648) by Robert Herrick.
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