plural nounsing. Hes′per·id
the nymphs who guard the golden apples given as a wedding gift by Gaea to Hera
the garden where the apples grow
plural nounGreek Mythology
- The nymphs who together with a dragon watch over a garden in which golden apples grow.
- used with a sing. verb A garden, situated at the western end of the earth, in which golden apples grow.
Origin of HesperidesGreek from pl. of hesperis feminine of hesperios of the evening, western ; see Hesperian .
- Hes′per·id′i·an Hes′per·id′e·an
From Latin Hesperides, from Ancient Greek Ἑσπερίδες (Hesperides).