Hesperidium meaning

hĕspə-rĭdē-əm
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The fruit of a citrus plant, as an orange or lemon.
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A berry having a thickened leathery rind and juicy pulp divided into segments, as an orange or other citrus fruit.
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Any of several kinds of true berries, including citrus fruit such as the lemon and lime, which have pulpy interiors and leathery skins containing aromatic oils.
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Origin of hesperidium

  • New Latin from Hesperides land where golden apples grow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Linnaeus gave the name Hesperideae to an order containing the genus Citrus, in allusion to the golden apples of the Hesperides. The hesperid- stem is now used to form technical terms, such as hesperidin, relating to the citrus fruits.

    From Wiktionary