- (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.
OTHER WORDS FROM HesperidesHes·per·id·i·an [hes-puh-rid-ee-uhn], /ˌhɛs pəˈrɪd i ən/, adjective
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How to use Hesperides in a sentence
Juno had left these apples with the Hesperides for safekeeping.A History of Art for Beginners and Students|Clara Erskine Clement
Juno prized these apples highly, and gave them to the Hesperides, the daughters of Hesperus.'Round the Year in Myth and Song|Florence Holbrook
He plucked an apple, and in a moment it looked like one of the golden fruit from the garden of the Hesperides.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
They were on an island cut off from all to-morrows; but they were together, and their island held the fruits of the Hesperides.The Dark Tower|Phyllis Bottome
A dragon watched the gardens of the Hesperides, and its destruction formed one of the seven labours of Hercules.Mythical Monsters|Charles Gould