- the fruit of a citrus plant, as an orange.
Origin of hesperidium
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Both pepo and hesperidium may be considered as modifications of the berry.
- 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