- (used with a plural verb) nymphs, variously given as three to seven in number, who guarded with the dragon Ladon the golden apples that were the wedding gift of Gaia to Hera.
- (used with a singular verb) the garden where the golden apples were grown.
- (used with a plural verb) Islands of the Blessed.
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OTHER WORDS FROM HesperidesHes·per·id·i·an [hes-puh-rid-ee-uhn], /ˌhɛs pəˈrɪd i ən/, adjective
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It was like the Hesperides of Greek mythology, the western islands where grew the golden apples of immortality.The Book of Hallowe'en|Ruth Edna Kelley
Of the gardens of Hesperides, we know nothing singular, but some golden apples.Flowers and Flower-Gardens|David Lester Richardson
The dragon which guarded the apples in the garden of the Hesperides.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
Hercules would not let him go until he had learned in what locality he could find the golden apples of the Hesperides.Myths and Legends of All Nations|Various
Heracles supports on his shoulders the vault of heaven, while the Titan Atlas brings him the golden apples of the Hesperides.