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The planet Venus in its appearance as the evening star.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek hesperos; see Hesperian.]
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(Astronomy) an evening star, esp Venus
[from Latin, from Greek Hesperos, from hesperos western]
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(ˈhɛs pər əs)

an evening star, esp. Venus.
[1350–1400; < Latin < Greek hésperos evening, western; akin to west, Latin vesper vesper]
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Noun1.Hesperus - a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western skyHesperus - a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
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"There's this persistent, low-grade dehumanization from everyone," said a student named Cyrus Eosphoros, who had called for trigger warnings on the play Antigone.
In the early post-storm phase the 'canal pattern' around Solis Lacus was rather marked, and in particular the streaks Acampsis and Eosphoros were very clearly defined and apparently linear even at high resolution.
In the best images a narrow streak (Eosphoros) ran NW from the NW tip of Solis Lacus via Phoenicus Lacus to the caldera of Arsia Silva, a near-Lowellian appearance which the writer had witnessed in 1988.