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n. pl. hes·per·id·i·a (-ē-ə)
A berry having a thickened leathery rind and juicy pulp divided into segments, as an orange or other citrus fruit.
[New Latin, from Hesperides, land where golden apples grow.]
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(Botany) botany the fruit of citrus plants, in which the flesh consists of fluid-filled hairs and is protected by a tough rind
[C19: New Latin; alluding to the fruit in the garden of the Hesperides]
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hes•per•id•i•um(ˌhɛs pəˈrɪd i əm)
n., pl. -per•id•i•a (-pəˈrɪd i ə)
the fruit of a citrus plant, as an orange.
hes•per•i•date (hɛˈspɛr ɪˌdeɪt) hes`per•id′e•ous, adj.
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