- a poetic name used by the ancient Greeks for Italy and by the Romans for Spain or beyond
Latin, from Greek: land of the west, from hesperos western
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Examples from the Web for hesperia
Other counties in the state have taken up the Hesperia idea.
Hercules would never have been so successful if she'd been that of Hesperia.Louis' School Days
E. J. May
The office-houses were without the tower Hesperia, of one storey high.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
Many heroes heard of the beautiful land, Hesperia, and of the wonderful apples growing there, and sailed westward to find them.'Round the Year in Myth and Song
In western Michigan the annual gathering at Hesperia is known far and wide as "the big meeting."