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Of or relating to the west.

[From Latin Hesperius, from Greek hesperios, of the evening, western, from hesperos, evening; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. poetic western
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to the Hesperides
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of a western land
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(hɛˈspɪər i ən)

western; occidental.
[1540–50; < Latin Hesperi(us) of, toward the West < Greek hespérios western, derivative of hésperos evening]
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Adj.1.Hesperian - denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere; "occidental civilization"; "Hesperian culture"
western - relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts; "the Western world"; "Western thought"; "Western thought"
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