Hesperides meaning

hĕ-spĕr'ĭ-dēz'
(Greek mythology) A group of nymphs who tend a blissful garden in a far western corner of the world, located in Libya or the Atlas mountains in North Africa at the edge of the encircling Oceanus; the nymphs are said to be the daughters of Hesperus.
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A garden, situated at the western end of the earth, in which golden apples grow.
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The nymphs who guard the golden apples given as a wedding gift by Gaea to Hera.
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The garden where the apples grow.
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The nymphs who together with a dragon watch over a garden in which golden apples grow.
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Origin of hesperides

  • Greek from pl. of hesperis feminine of hesperios of the evening, western Hesperian
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin Hesperides, from Ancient Greek Ἑσπερίδες (Hesperides).
    From Wiktionary